“It doesn’t take much to recognize talent once you hear it. It only took less than a minute to recognize the natural lyricism and passion driving words coming out of Mary aka ViCTRiX for me to recognize that New Evangelization has a new player, and a new voice. Her story coupled with her passionate music will turn heads.” -Oscar “Two Ten” Rivera, International speaker and rapper 

“Mary is one of my heroes!!  Since we met, I have been inspired by her enthusiasm as a promoter of authentic healthcare for women through her work at “Taking Back the Terms” where she uses social media to share the good news of fertility awareness in new and beautiful ways.  But more recently, in the midst of her own painful journey with infertility and endometriosis, she answered the call to serve women and couples by becoming a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner.  She is a wonderful partner in the field of women’s health care and I am honored to call her my friend and collaborator in this work!!” -Susan Caldwell, MD, CFCMC

“Mary Bruno is a knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate speaker. She covers topics that are rarely talked about yet so relevant to today’s youth. Her unique experience and background makes her particularly successful at making a long-term impact on young women. I highly recommend that you bring Mary in to inspire and educate your youth!” -Angie Thomas, former CEO of Woman’s New Life Clinic

“Engaging, challenging, educated, and dynamic!!! I hired Mary to do multiple talks on many different subjects. She was always relatable whether it was for adults, high schoolers, or middle school age children. She has a passion for her Catholic faith that is extremely apparent as she speaks on any subject, whether it be the Women’s Health, Pro-Life, Adoption, her personal experiences etc. It is clear she has devoted herself to a deep interpersonal relationship with Christ, which is evident in the way that her talks are filled with the Holy Spirit. In addition, she is professional, organized, and very communicative. I would recommend Mary to anyone, especially if they were looking for a bold and engaging speaker, that will leave the audience walking away changed and challenged to grow deeper in their Catholic life!” -Elise Bennett, Speaker and former Youth Director

“Through her ministry, Taking Back the Terms, Mary Bruno is changing the way we look at women’s healthcare! She has a beautiful story and has turned her battle with health into a beautiful ministry helping so many women. Her ministry has taught me so much about the woman’s body that I didn’t know before, leaving me feeling empowered and educated. Through Mary’s ministry I have recognized the beauty in the way we as women are created. I think it is absolutely essential for women, especially young women to seek out this approach to women’s healthcare, because there is a lack of awareness on how our own bodies work. Taking Back the Terms is a powerful resource for us girls use to gain a better understanding of our bodies and how they function.” -Female college student

“Mary has a beautiful way of speaking and engaging with her audience. It is evident that God is at the center of every project she creates. She is authentic and vulnerable, giving her talks a special personal touch.” -Male college student

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About

Hi! I’m Mary. I am the happy wife to a super Saints football fan and a blessed adoptive mom to a sassy Cinderella fan. Chris and I became trained as Marriage Prep Mentor Couples by Lloyd and Jan Tate (Marriage Prep Rockstars) in 2018 and this has enriched our marriage and enhanced my role as a Creighton Practitioner.

I grew up in a home with a staunch love of the Catholic faith, which has been woven into my core since day one. I am grateful for this rich foundation because life has thrown a couple of curve balls- good thing I’m an athlete!

Physical pain and infertility both rocked my world and renewed my faith, causing me to stumble into some unexpected, yet thrilling roles- speaker & rapper, women’s health warrior, Creighton Model Practitioner, podcaster, and blogger.

Life did not turn out how we expected- but neither did the suffering. I found a depth of life that can only be found through the cross. Willingness to enter into my pain with Christ transformed agony into joy, and pain into purpose.

I worked in Youth Ministry for nearly 10 years and have given talks on various topics, but focus presently on speaking to teenage girls about God’s beautiful design of fertility as it relates to sexuality, marriage, and health at high schools and in parishes.

I hope to expand the topics I present to include my testimony of suffering and joy, NFP education and reform, the Pro-Life movement and adoption, Infertility, and preparing teens’ expectations for marriage. See the F.R.E.S.H section of this site to learn more about my 1-2 hour NFP education training program for leadership in church parishes and hospitals.

Our plans are as limited as our foresight. God frees the desires of our hearts that we didn’t even know were there.

The next time you are confronted with suffering, do not fear it. Step into it with an open heart that is docile to the Holy Spirit Who is simply reaching for what your heart truly longs for. Roll up your sleeves and put on the armor of Christ.

I hope to see you on the battlefield!

Blog

NFP & the Church Part 3: Men, Access to Info, Financial Concerns, and Social Media

I think I have saved the most unusual and unexpected aspects of “NFP” worth improving for last. So many view it on a shallow level, but you will see that fertility awareness is multi-faceted and dynamic when you begin to unpack it. If we approach it as such, I think we can have quite the …

NFP & the Church Part 2: Birth Control, IVF, Expectations, Early Education

It’s hard to have a compelling conversation about birth control and IVF when you don’t have a clue where to start – or fear that you may offend someone. That is understandable. Having a handful of facts and practical knowledge on these two difficult topics will come in handy, hopefully improving comfort and confidence in …

NFP & the Church Part 1: Redefining “NFP,” Health Benefits, and Effectiveness

Natural Family Planning of “NFP” is often associated with the Catholic Church, even though, as fertility awareness, it is becoming increasingly more accepted by non-Catholic and secular women as a mechanism of holistic health. Under the limiting banner of “NFP”, many don’t bother to consider it as a valid option for family planning, health maintenance, …

Contact

To book me for speaking or performing:

Mary.G.Bruno@gmail.com

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NFP/Fertility Awareness Instruction

If you are local to the New Orleans area and would like to make an appointment with me for an in-person Creighton Model Session, please email me at MaryBrunoCRMS@gmail.com.

I am also available for long-distance instruction.

To learn more about the Creighton Model and its medical extension of NaProTechnology, visit CreightonModel.com and Naprotechnology.com and please visit the “resources” tab.