Mary Beth Bonacci

Mary Beth Bonacci has been giving talks on love and relationships across the United States and internationally for . . .well . . . her entire adult life. She was among the first Catholic speakers to introduce audiences to St. John Paul II’s beautiful Theology of the Body.  She is the founder of Real Love, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting respect for God’s gift of human sexuality.  Her book Real Love, based on the Theology of the Body, has been translated into ten languages.  She is also the author of We’re on a Mission from God, writes a monthly column for Catholic newspapers and contributes regularly to the Catholic Match Institute blog. She spoke to 75,000 people at World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, and 22,000 at the TWA Dome during the St. John Paul II’s visit to St. Louis. She was recently featured in the PBS documentary Colorado Experience: Pope John Paul II about the Holy Father at Denver’s World Youth Day.

Mary Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of San Francisco, a Master’s degree in Theology of Marriage and Family from the John Paul II Institute, and an honorary doctorate from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  She can be found via her web site at www.reallove.net.


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