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Mary Beth Bonacci


With an engaging, lively style filled with a spirit of hope and truth, Mary Beth Bonacci has captured the hearts and minds of youth across the United States and internationally since 1986. She delivers her message on love, relationships, and chastity with a candor and a sincerity that addresses the hopes and dreams at the center of young peoples’ longing for fulfillment and love.  

Through her extensive travels, she has spoken to groups, small and large, including 75,000 young people at the 1993 World Youth Day in Denver. Mary Beth also reaches youth through the Internet (, videos and print media. Her videos include: Sex and Love: What’s a Teenager to Do?, Chastity: Just Do It, Freedom to Dump Losers, and Freedom to Love. Her high school video series, Real Love: The Video Series is used in churches and schools around the world. Mary Beth writes a regular syndicated column and free-lance articles and brochures, and has two books to her credit: Real Love and We’re on a Mission From God. 

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 at Lateran University, and an honorary doctorate in communications from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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