Travels from Seaford, New York
Anthony Gentile is a dynamic young adult speaker dedicated to the new evangelization and bringing about a new springtime of Catholic men and women. He works in Catholic Men's Ministry.
Anthony has spoken at Men's, Women's, Youth/Young Adult and Pro-Life Conferences, men's groups, women's groups, prayer meetings, confirmation retreats, Theology on Tap sessions and various other Church functions and retreats. Topics include but are not limited to: Conversion, The Sacraments, Theology of the Body, The Christian Family, Manhood, Spiritual Warfare, Lives of the Saints, Pro Life Issues, Pornography and Pope Benedict XVI Encylical Deus Caritas Est.
Anthony Gentile is a grateful husband and father who has dedicated his life to bringing God’s love and mercy to a world that is thirsting for it. After a powerful conversion experience 10 years ago, he has answered a call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and ignite the fire of faith and courage in the hearts of all who will listen.
At the age of 13, fed up with the constraints of religion, Anthony turned to his peers and idols for a definition of truth that would suit his growing need for indulgence. His adolescent years were filled with anger, rage and hatred toward the true dignity of manhood. Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll was his idea of what life should consist of. This lead him down the wide path of spiritual destruction. All of the things he thought would bring him happiness and fulfillment betrayed him and left him utterly devoid of life, liberty and happiness. Forced to confront the reality of his own selfishness, he collapsed under the weight of his own iniquity. Seeking to take his own life time and time again, he found himself in desperate need of a savior.
Searching for a God he did not know, inspired by a grace he did not understand, he responded to a call he could not mistake. God in His Infinite Mercy called out to Anthony and sought to bring him home to Himself. Returning to the Sacrament of Confession after 10 years of grave sin brought life to this barren soul and set him on a new path, a demanding path which would require of him to die to self. Although it may seem that Anthony had lost much, in reality he found what he had been searching for… love, freedom and true manhood.
Anthony, 32 lives in Seaford, New York with his wife Crystal and their five children. He works full time in Catholic Men's Ministry and at a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Here are some of his most requested talks:
1) “In His Image: Called to Love”
Using his understanding and passion for Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Anthony speaks about Love vs. Lust and how giving into lust damages our manhood and makes us incapable of true love. In this hard-hitting presentation, Anthony addresses utilitarianism, pornography, abortion and our call to rise to the challenge of changing this world by becoming real men.
2) Encounter with Christ: The Legacy of Benedict XVI
In Benedict’s first encyclical, “Deus Caritas Est” he begins by reminding us “being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon, and a decisive direction.” The idea of our faith being a living encounter with a person—with the GOD of all creation—is central to the thought and teachings of our beloved Pope Emeritus, His Holiness, Benedict XVI. In fact, he goes so far as to teach that this encounter is so vital to our lives that if we do not encounter the person of Jesus Christ we cannot call ourselves Christians. What is this encounter and Who is the person of Jesus Christ? The answers to these questions mark the enduring legacy of a man who dared to proclaim to a world full of hate, that our “God is Love.”
3) Freedom from Sin: One Man’s Journey in the Battle
At the age of thirteen, fed up with the constraints of religion, Anthony turned to his peers and idols for a definition of truth that would suit his growing desire for indulgence. Sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll were his idea of what life should consist of. All of the things he thought would bring him happiness and fulfillment betrayed him, leaving him empty and suicidal. Searching for a God he did not know, inspired by a grace he did not understand, he responded to a call he could not mistake. God, in His Infinite Mercy, called out to Anthony and sought to bring him home to Himself. Returning to the sacrament of Reconciliation after ten years of grave sin brought life to this barren soul and set him on a new path, a demanding path which would require of him to die to self. Although it may seem that Anthony had lost much, in reality he found what he had been searching for… love, freedom, and true manhood.
4) The Eucharist: Gift of Unending Love
In this talk, Anthony speaks about the gift of love that God has given us in the Holy Eucharist. Special attention is given to the lives of the saints as prime examples of Christians completely dedicated to God and united to Him in the perfect way. Anthony speaks in a simple, passionate way about devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and why we need to receive communion if we wish to have life in our souls.
5) For God and Country
In this passionate, patriotic presentation, Anthony calls all Americans back to our roots as a people devoted to Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Anthony lays a foundation of the correct understanding of Religious Freedom, Separation of Church and State and the public role we must play if we are to be informed citizens of the greatest nation on earth. Includes many quotes from founding fathers and patriots past and present. Many people have been floored by Anthony’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address and excerpts from Patrick Henry’s famous speech.
Other popular talk topics include:
ANY Pro-Life Topic including:
Roe vs. Wade/ Doe vs. Bolton
March For Life
Pregnancy Care Center/Sidewalk Counseling
Exposing Planned Parenthood
Quenching the Thirst: Our Search for Authentic Love
The questions “Who are we and why are we here?” have been pondered by every human person since the dawn of creation. The human longing to know the reason why we exist inspired John Paul II to develop his Theology of the Body. This catechesis on human sexuality and love offers a spiritual clarity to better understand every aspect of our humanity. In two presentations, Anthony introduces us to John Paul’s revolutionary theology. The first presentation focuses on “The Words of Christ,” whereas the second focuses on “The Sacrament.”
Our Father’s Love: A Journey through the Covenants
God, our Father, has shown us the most radical expression of love we could ever imagine the gift of His Son. In this talk, the audience will learn about the concept of “covenant” and how, through six particular covenants with man, God has guided us ever closer to an intimate relationship with Him. We will also explore in detail the “new and everlasting covenant” and how God’s eternal love is made manifest through the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation.
If you are interested in a topic that is not listed here, please contact Anthony. He is an accomplished speak proficient in various topics. He will write a presentation specifically tailored to your theme or event.