Testimonials & Reviews
"Mario's talk was a grand slam!""It was Fabulous... what he said stuck with the Students in Northbrook, Illinois. They talked about the talk after school, at home, the next day in school, and even the next week in school.
Mario is a fresh new face on the chastity speaking circuit. He provides a NEW, CREATIVE, and MOST EFFECTIVE approach that effectively reaches the youth of this media drenched culture. Mario's talk captures the youth with the appeal of the "MTV, Laguna Beach, OC" culture, and ;once they are mesmerized, he hits them with a powerful dose of how God's love is what really matters. Mario gets them to want to be chaste for God's sake, for love's sake."
- Fr Don Worznicki - Founder and Director of New Ethos Group.
"Mario was the most dynamic, engaging, and energetic speaker we've ever had."
His stories and passion are truly contagious, and the Church needs more people with his enthusiasm to awaken Catholics worldwide to live their faith more passionately. Students and adults thanked me for bringing him to our parish. I even received postcards of gratitude after his visit. I highly recommend Mario to ignite any parish or community."
- Dr. John Wood - Parish Leader, Ohio.
"Mario is a blessing of Catholic inspiration in a tired culture."
As the founder of a youth pilgrimage company, I seek out passionate and inspiring speakers to inspire and evangelize our youth in the Catholic Faith. Mario St. Francis has these gifts and we will continue to ask him to speak to our groups. His Story is Compelling and he lives as a missionary, teaching the Faith with conviction and knowledge. Mario is a blessing of Catholic inspiration in a tired culture. I highly recommend Mario as a speaker for any youth group, parish, school or organization.
- Mr. Steve Kerekes Founder /President of JMJ Youth,Inc: Catholic Pilgrimage Provider specializing in World Youth Day
"He speaks compellingly about his past life and return to the Catholic faith, which is now the passion of his life."
It is a pleasure to recommend him to speak to Catholic groups in parishes, schools, fraternal organizations and conventions."
- Fr. Willy Raymond CSC Family Theater, Hollywood California.
"His unique life story is an example to all, but especially to young people searching for meaning and purpose in life."
Mario come to speak in several religion classes, an in-school assembly, as well as work out of my office (religious ed.) for several days as a visiting youth minister. I was very impressed with the caliber of Mario’s presentations. Having a very dynamic, charismatic personality enabled Mario to really meet my students where they were at in a challenging, beautiful, personal way. His multi-media presentation for our school assembly was entertaining, drawing in many of our at-risk students who do not even have a faith background at all! Dealing with our students one-on-one, Mario was again really able to reach out to them with inspiration, compassion and hope. His message is simple: “God loves you and has a plan for you…trust Him and get to know Him.” Without reservation, I highly recommend Mario St. Francis."
- Mr. Andrew Baklinski Eastern Ontario, Canada Madawaska Valley District High School
"Mario St. Francis was a dynamic and inspirational speaker for our students."
His unique modeling platform captured our minds and his authenticity captured our hearts. Through an engaging presentation, his use of technology, poise, humor, and memorable stories kept the attention of all in attendance, boys and girls alike. He challenged all of us to live a life of virtue in our current culture, and I would confidently recommend him to anyone!
- Reed Ruggles Religious Studies Chair, St. Mary's Central High School, N. Dokota
"Amazing guest speaker with a fiery passion to inspire, educate & motivate."
On extremely short notice Mario drove all the way from Washington to Toronto overnight to be a highlight speaker at a business networking conference and he delivered the best talk of the event. He is an amazing motivational speaker and he actually lives by the principles he teaches. I highly recommend him for your event.
- Andrew Shaw, Founder & President of Twenty One Ton Inc. Toronto, Canada.
For over 15 years Mario he has been traveling the world sharing his inspiring journey speaking on topics such as finding true success & fulfillment, surviving peer pressure, nurturing relationships, overcoming disappointments & failures, enriching ones manhood or womanhood.
Mario has appeared in magazines, national TV commercials, soap operas, game shows, music videos, a video game and even the cover of a romance novel.
His clients include Cosmopolitan magazine, GQ, Tommy Hilfiger, MTV, Victoria's Secret and many more.
He continues to Model but it is no longer the source of his meaning or purpose.