Mary has had the privilege of walking alongside persons seeking the truth of their life for the last 9 years. She has participated in coordinating bioethics conferences for healthcare professionals, and marriage enrichment conferences for married couples. Mary was the Co-Director of Adult Faith Formation for St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston and continues to be Adjunct Faculty for The University of St. Thomas’ Theology and Nursing Departments. Mary has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, working in a variety of specialties including HIV/AIDS, Emergency Care, Neurosurgery and Interventional Radiology.
Mary graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received a Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago in Community Health Nursing and Administration. In 2005, she graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a Master of Arts in Theology and went on to the John Paul II Institute in Washington DC where she earned a Masters in Theological Studies in Marriage and Family with an emphasis on Bioethics in 2008. She is also a Certified Fertility Care Practitioner at Fertility Care on Sage in Houston.
Mary enjoys speaking on a variety of topics including: The Gospel of Life, The Biological Theological and Sociological Issues with Contraception, In Vitro Fertilization, Stem Cell Research, Natural Family Planning, Abortion, Suffering and End of Life Issues. She teaches The Theology of the Body and Health Care Ethics at University of St. Thomas in Houston. She is an active volunteer at her parish and is a member of the local Catholic Medical Association in Houston.
JOHN PAUL II INSTITUTE
M.A., Theological Studies in Marriage and Family
FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY OF STEUBENVILLE
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
M.S., Community Health Nursing and Administration
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON
Fertility Care Practitioner
Fertility Care on Sage
Theology of the Body
Health Care Ethics
University of St. Thomas
The Gospel of Life
The Biological Theological and Sociological Issues with Contraception
In Vitro Fertilization
Stem Cell Research
Natural Family Planning
Suffering and End of Life Issues