Mari Price graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and minors in Theology and Biology. While precepting in the cardiovascular ICU, she gravitated toward patients on life support and would jump at every opportunity to perform postmortem care on the unit. Upon discovering her charism for the dying, she became an RN Case Manager at Americare Hospice in Phoenix. This position allowed her to advocate for a peaceful, dignified and ethical death for her patients, while actively rejecting the ever prominent evil of Physician Assisted Suicide through her own work.
Mari was a member of the FUS Center for Leadership and was part of the 2018 Tepeyac Leadership Initiative cohort. She previously led a nursing home ministry and currently directs a Schola in Central Texas, where she has been instrumental in the introduction of the Traditional Latin Mass for her community.
Her love and appreciation for the Feminine Genius began after reading St. John Paul II’s Letter to Women in 2013. She attended the Edith Stein Project Conference at Notre Dame in 2015, where her eyes were further opened to the unique gift only women can offer the world. As a core member for Franciscan’s Women’s ministry, Mari gave talks to the women of campus and helped organize women’s retreats. In Texas, Mari continues with group studies as a member of Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC).
Currently, Mari is a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Therese, and lives in Texas, where her husband is stationed as a medical service officer. Her favorite Saints include JPII, St. Alphonsis, and St. Therese. Other loves include running, drinking coffee, and relaxing in her hammock.