National speaker focuses on chastity

Jason Evert, a national speaker on chastity and the author of eight books, will give several talks in the Baltimore area Dec. 9 through Dec. 14.

Jennifer Schuberth, a mother of six, is organizing Mr. Evert’s visit to Baltimore. Three years ago, she arranged for Mr. Evert to speak at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. The school asked if she could bring him back this year, and she not only volunteered to do so, but decided to include more schools.

“Why do I do this?” she said via e-mail. “I teach confirmation and have a heart for the youth. I know what is at stake here and what the youth are up against … Last time when I organized this tour, I witnessed the same thing over and over again. The youth were hungry for Jason’s message. He presents chastity in a way that makes it attractive to youth. His talks are officially called ‘Romance Without Regret.’ Two years ago we found the youth who heard Jason Evert speak during the day wanted to bring their friends back to hear him at night.”

This year, Mr. Evert, whose books include “If You Really Loved Me” and “Pure Love,” will speak at schools in the day and in the evenings.

He will give several talks open to the public: He will speak to eighth-graders and up at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ellicott City, and to high school students and up at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Mount de Sales. He will give a talk for parents called “Raising Chaste Teens” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Mount St. Joseph High School, Irvington.
On Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. he will speak to eighth-graders and up at Our Lady of the Fields, Millersville, and to that same age group at St. Stephen, Bradshaw, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13.
During the day, throughout that week, he will speak at 10 schools: St. Mary’s, Annapolis; Mount de Sales Academy; The Seton Keough High School, Baltimore; The John Carroll School, Bel Air; Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn; Calvert Hall College High School, Towson; Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Essex; The Cardinal Gibbons School, Baltimore; and the Institute of Notre Dame, Baltimore.

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