There’s Something About Mary…
Mary DeTurris Poust is a nationally recognized public speaker, retreat leader, author, and strategic communications and social media consultant. She is available to speak at your event, lead your retreat, or provide personalized writing and development projects on a client-by-client basis.
Here’s what people are saying about Mary’s speaking appearances:
“A social media guru who understands the subtleties and nuances of communication, both digital and in person. She knows the difference between trying to target a certain audience and attempting to reach everybody. In short, she gets it. And she can help you figure out how to use social media to get your message out the right way to the right people.”
—Stefanie Gutierrez, press secretary, DeSales Media Group, and director, World Communications Day Media Conference, hosted by the Diocese of Brooklyn
“Mary visited our parish from Saturday, October 26, to Monday, October 28, 2013, and worked tirelessly. She spoke at the five weekend masses and gave three general presentations besides (Sunday morning and evening, and Monday morning). Mary has the pleasing gift of presenting herself not as an academic but as a committed Catholic adult. She is good humored, an engaging speaker, and an effective lay evangelist. And as a woman, wife and mother-of-three fits the family ‘snapshot’ of many parishioners: she is entirely credible in witnessing to her sister and brother Catholics. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Mary to any audience or parish – she was a total blessing to ours.”
—Father Phil O’Kennedy, pastor, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Madison, Alabama
“Mary was the perfect speaker for the New York State Catholic prison chaplains…positive, enriching, honest, and faith-filled. She guided her audience through the journey that she herself is on, helping them to discover the peace and pleasure that can be found in everyday chaos and struggles. Engaging and entertaining through her story-telling, every fiber of Mary’s being exudes the joy of the Gospel!”
—Kathleen M. Gallagher, Director of Pro-Life Activities, NYS Catholic Conference
“At our annual Principals’ Retreat, we were blessed to have Mary DeTurris Poust with us as our spiritual guide. Mary spent two days with our principals, sharing her stories and her insights, both of which were filled with wit and wisdom. She was able, during that short time, to bring peace and joy as she shared with us her experiences with the Everyday Divine. I highly recommend that you spend time with Mary, in person and through her writings.”
—Ellen Ayoub, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey
Here’s what people are saying about Mary’s books:
“We Catholics believe in the power of prayer to change lives and the world. In her engaging new book, Mary DeTurris Poust lovingly walks us through many of the Church’s rich and diverse traditions of prayer, breathing new life into ancient, beloved devotions, and pointing the way toward more modern methods of prayer as well.”
—Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York, endorsing Mary’s book, The Essential Guide to Catholic Prayer and the Mass
“Too often spirituality is seen as something reserved either for mystics or, well, ‘someone else.’ Mary DeTurris Poust shows us that the spiritual life is not removed from your daily life, it is your daily life.”
—James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, and other bestsellers, endorsing Mary’s book, Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality.
“I am very grateful that God has arranged a spiritual and sisterly friendship between Mary and me. We both share a love for our Catholic faith, and we are each thoroughly familiar with the details – great and small – that matter most inside our domestic churches. And to top it off, we are both Catholic authors who downright love to weave words together, hoping and praying to inspire others.”
—Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, author and EWTN host, in the foreword to Mary’s book, Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship.