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Mary Caprio, Program Director

Mary Caprio is Program Director at the St. John Paul II Foundation where she oversees the Foundation’s Converging Roads medical ethics conferences. Prior to joining the St. John Paul II Foundation, Mary was the Co-Director of Adult Faith Formation for St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston as well as 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.