From Soap Operas to Cosmopolitan Magazine and Hollywood, now he can be seen featured as a "model of faith and conversion" on networks like EWTN, Rome Reports, Relevant Radio, Radio Maria, Shalom, El Sembrador, and various Magazines, Radio Shows and online programs.
He ignites audiences with a passion and devotion to the Real Presence in the Eucharist, the Mass, Confession, Scripture, Marian Devotion and the lives of the Saints. He is a faith-filled Motivational Speaker challenging audiences with powerstatements such as "Live with Passion, Be Not Afraid, have Faith and Take Action, we need Saints and heroes of courage, faith, encouragement and inspiration...Rise & Thrive!."
A popular and much needed speaker for the youth and college age audiences he is also popular among other Catholic Rites such as the Ukranian Catholics, Malankara and Malanar Rites as well as for his Parish Missions and Men's conference keynotes as well as international gatherings like World Youth Day, the March for Life, and for his "Let's Get Real" Q&A sessions." He also now offers workshops for personal breakthrough and overcoming obstacles both professionally and personally; Body & Soul.
FAITH, FAMILY & FITNESS:
Mario St. Francis is also a husband and father of two young children. His core principles are faith, family, fitness, fulfillment and fun. When not speaking on stage or standing in front of cameras he can be found paddle boarding with his two kids and taking his wife and friends to obstacle course races like Tough Mudder; Mario is a blend of motivator, trainer, wellness coach and devoted Catholic.
CATHOLIC LIFE COACH:
Faith & Action. Devotion & Purpose Driven Living. As a dynamic speaker he both lights up and wakes up a room while drawing them deeply to consider the uniqueness of Catholicism and the blessing and honor to be Christians. Because of his dynamic presentations and passion he has been called by some as "The Catholic Tony Robbins" for his message of Inspired living as well as his practical teachings and holistic approach he calls WHol-i-ness that focus on sanctifying and growing Body AND Soul, inside and out, a challenge to be people of faith that includes the Heart and Mind. You will want him back again and again! His story and background quickly grabs the attention of youth and young adult audiences. Having been a teenage professional model and actor he knows intimately about the struggle youth deal with and the trappings of popularity, peer pressure, rebellion and the struggle of WHO AM I, WHAT MATTERS and WHO CARES?
Mario delivers Keynote on Faith topics as well as Action oriented Leadership seminars and worshops to groups and organizations. Speaker & Emcee (Bi-lingual: English & Spanish). Testimony, Inspiration and the Call to Holiness.
His motto reflects the Catholicity of his apostolate and personal life “Ad Iesum, Per Mariam, cum Petro!” – All to Jesus, through Mary and with St. Peter.
Conversion Testimony. Youth & Young Adults. New Evangelization. Dating & Chastity. Pro-Life. (*see below for sub-topics and brief descriptions)
His hope is that other "lost sheep" will come back Home to God. His mission is to sound a call to non-believers to believe, for non-Catholic Christians to understand the great treasury they used to share with Catholics, and for lapsed Catholics to return back to their faith and to be "on-fire" with love and knowledge of their Catholic Faith.
His apostolic work and the providence of God have taken him to every Continent on earth (except Antarctica) where he has taken the work of the New Evangelization in 3 languages (English, Spanish and Italian). He has appeared at events ranging from small retreats to standing-room-only crowds as well as international conferences. He speaks at schools, church's, auditoriums, conferences, parish missions or retreats. He has been featured on Catholic blogs, national radio shows and on international TV shows. His life as a "Catholic model" has also been featured in 2 fashion magazines! He has worked on 3 international Catholic films, defended the dignity of the Human person in the Pro-Life movement, as a Chastity speaker and through NFP training and education. He is the Director of World Youth Day Media and assists in taking about 2,000-3,000 youth from North America to each World Youth Day for a unique pilgrimage experience.
Hie holds a Bacherlors of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He began his formal Catholic formation with 2 years at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and after a break to preach and produce 3 catholic films he greaduated after 2 more years from the Mexican American Catholic College in Texas.
A MUST-HAVE SPEAKER!
Whether he is running his own apostolate for Media Evangelization, speaking to crowds, traveling with youth to World Youth Day; Mario St. Francis is proud to be a full-time Catholic man on a Mission. He is an unforgettable speaker and you'll want him back for seconds and thirds.
"A Model of the World becomes a Model for Christ." + "Universal Call to Holiness: Saints in Sneakers with iPods"
Letting God Make the Most of a Broken Past: Testimony and/or Inspirational Talk. Dealing with issues such as Abortion, Addiction, Annullment/Divorce, Pornography, and a sense of Low-Self Esteem. Life and Faith in the midst of such difficulties.
TEAM WORK and PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
"The Power of One" Taking 100% Responsability, Focus and Determined Action, Using your Gifts fully, Team building.
* All Presentations include Media (music and video) as well as some combination of the above topics unless time or technological restrictions exist, or other arrangements are made.
COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCES:
- "Mario's talk was a Grand Slam!" - "The talk of the year!" - "Fabulous & amazing" - "the students talked about his talk for 2 weeks!"
- "animated, enthusiastic, informative and gripping" - "he moved us to laughter, tears and a desire for God" - "the turning point in my life, a blessing, an angel sent from God"