Thousands to Hear Teen-Chastity Message

October 30, 2003

Internationally known chastity speaker Mary Beth Bonacci has spoken to tens of thousands of teens about respecting the meaning and purpose of human sexuality, and how that helps people find and live real love. She will bring that message to some 1,800 Washington-area teenagers November 4-6, talking frankly during several “Chastity Day 2003” appearances, including:

Wednesday, November 5, 2003
10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
St. Columba Church
7800 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD

350 seventh- and eighth grade students from District of Columbia
and Prince George’s County Catholic schools

Thursday, November 6, 2003
10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
St. Mary Church
520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD

800 seventh- and eighth-grade students from
District of Columbia and Montgomery County Catholic schools

Bonacci connects with her audiences with stories that relate to teens’ lives today. As one teen said, “She talked to us like she knows how we think and what we feel and are going through.”

She has made several appearances on MTV, and in 1999 she spoke to 22,000 young people at the TWA Dome in St. Louis during Pope John Paul II’s visit. She has written a syndicated Catholic newspaper column since 1992. She won the 1996 Crown Award for Best Youth Curriculum for her video Sex and Love: What’s a Teenager to Do?

Bonacci’s appearances are sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington.

Jennifer Reed
Office of Communications
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