Endorsements & Feedback
"Mario was the most dynamic, engaging, and energetic speaker we have had at our parish.
"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!"
"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."
"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.
Mario's talk was amazing. It actually grabbed a lot of peoples attention quickly, even before he opened his mouth. I have never seen so many people attend an assembly having to do with religion on their own free will. He was smart and pulled us all in with his good humor and funny life stories. He got everyone listening and laughing and then hit us with the big, important things. I know I was completely captured. His message got through to all of us very well and got us thinking. Thinking of the more important things, things we should be thinking about more often and working toward...God. My school loved it and it was an honor to be able to help out a little. We'd love to have Mario back anytime to give us another talk! It's something
"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.
I went to two talks by Mario St. Francis. I was originally only going to go to one but the first one was so good that I just had to go to the second one. This first talk was about his conversion. It was amazing and inspiring. Throughout it I was moved to both tears and laughter. The second one was about Our Lady of Guadalupe. I already knew quite a bit of the story so I thought I wouldn't really be hearing anything new. But I did! There was so much I didn't know. It was amazing how much meaning was packed into it. Both talks were really good, both in content and execution (he says everything in an animated and enthusiastic way, so his talks are both informative and gripping)! -- Emily, College Student (Canada)
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.
It doesn't matter on how successful you are in life, like being a model in Mario's case, God will always be there to help you. Mario's presentation made a huge impact in my life, it just proves on how wonderful God is to each and everyone of us through the good times and the bad.Thanks! Come back soon. - Amy D., High School Senior
..Very inspirational because of what you left behind after discovering God. It just shows that no matter what situation you're in, finding God can always change your life completely. Also, the slideshow and all the stuff you said about where you've been, what you did with your life up until age 23, was so amazing that it was hard to believe you let it all go, but when you explained yourself I really found it meaningful. - M.L. Grade 8 (Ohio)