About Us

RMPTR was founded by David & Valerie Calvillo on the Feast of the Annunciation in March 2009 as our effort to “promote [the Rosary] with conviction” to all Christians but especially Catholic men and their families.

The blog at this site serves as our humble attempt to share prayers and daily reflections on the mysteries of Most Holy Rosary and related topics.

We pray this apostolate’s efforts, including this website, will help dispel the notion that praying the Rosary is for ‘old ladies and funerals!’ and only for Catholics. Indeed, all Christians can benefit from the praying of the Rosary.

Please pray for us as we attempt to help share the glory of Christianity and to actively live and evangelize the Catholic Christian faith.

The Board of Directors of Real Men Pray the Rosary, Inc. is composed of the following:

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David N. Calvillo is married to Valerie Calvillo and together they are raising their 8 beautiful children in their home in South Texas. David was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and has always been active in the community, including current service as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 598 in Houston, Texas and prior service as President of the Boys & Girls Club of McAllen. He is a Sir Knight of the Knights of Columbus and has served his home parishes as a member of the Pastoral Council, Finance Council Chair, as a Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. David is an ACTS retreat brother in Christ and has served as a co-director, Spiritual Companion, and team member for several ACTS retreats and ACTS prison retreats, and is a former Co-Director of the Diocesan ACTS Chapter Group. He is an Attorney-CPA and practices as a board certified civil trial lawyer, arbitrator, bilingual mediator, and Receiver in South Texas.  He has made numerous apperances on several EWTN programs, including “Women of Grace” with Johnnette Benkovic, “Life on the Rock” with Fr. Mark May and Doug Barry, “Bookmark”  with Doug Keck, and “Nuestra Fe En Vivo con Pepe Alonso.” David has also been interviewed on numerous radio programs, including on EWTN’s Register Radio, RadioMaria, and Relevant Radio. Numerous groups from Boston to Ohio to Houston have invited him to share his journey to Jesus through Mary at men’s conferences, ministry conferences, and dinner gatherings. Totus Tuus.

 

Valerie L. Calvillo is a very active Mom and home educator for their six young children. She is the Chief Operations Officer of Real Men Pray the Rosary, Inc., manages the operations of Monteverde Horizons, LLC, and the former Firm Administrator of CalvilloLaw Firm, PLLC. After graduating from Yale College, she helped organize workers in California. She returned to her native McAllen and immediately became active in the community as a member of the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and as a Master Gardener. She is an ACTS retreat Sister in Christ and has served as a member and co-director of numerous retreats.  Totus Tuus.

Bobby Calvillo

Bobby Calvillo is a native of Weslaco, Texas. He is married and he and his wife are raising a beautiful daughter. Bobby serves as the Executive Director of a national award-winning nonprofit housing company called Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. formerly known as McAllen Affordable Homes. He offers his expertise on governance of non-profit entities while serving on the board of directors of several non-profit community organizations throughout the United States but especially in South Texas. Bobby is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and serves on the Diocese of Brownsville Housing Committee.

Fr. Alfonso Guevara

Father Alfonso Guevara is a native of Brownsville, Texas and is a Priest serving the Diocese of Brownsville. As such, he is the Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas and is a Vicar General for the Diocese of Brownsville serving as Bishop Daniel Flores’ liaision on immigration and pro-life issues. In 2009, Father Alfonso professed as a member of the Secular Order of the Franciscan community.  Fr. Alfonso is also an ACTS retreat Brother in Christ.

JuanJo Trujillo-Mariela

Juan Jose “Juan Jo” Trujillo is a musician and entrepreneur. He is part of a musical group known as “Vuelta En U” and is the owner and operator of Gospa Records (www.gosparecords.com) and Gospa Religious Articles and Bookstore. JuanJo and his wife Mariella are both active in their parishes in sevreral amazing ministries and have also active in the ACTS Movement. They are raising their two beautiful children in McAllen, Texas.

Tito Salinas

Eliseo “Tito” Salinas is married to Norma Salinas and together they actively serve their church and community in numerous ways, including as a member of the Board of several active and transformative community and faith related organizations.  Tito is the Operations Manager for a South Texas law firm. He is also an ACTS retreat Brother and serves his parish as a member of the Parish ACTS core and as a member of the Finance Council.

 

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Sister Nancy Boushey, OSB, is a religious sister living in community at the Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd in Starr County, Texas. Sister Nancy is the former Director of the Pro Life movement for the Diocese of Brownsville.

Immediate Past Board Members:

 

Carol Vaughan

Carol Vaughan has been married for 40 years.  She and her husband, Charlie,  live in Harlingen, Texas and attend St. Francis Xavier Parish in La Feria in the Diocese of Brownsville. They have two grown sons, Scott and Ryan and they are blessed with 6 grandchildren. Carol has been active in her Catholic Faith and parish life since 1980. She helped organize Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at two parishes. She led classes on Total Consecration for 12 years in the Rio Grande Valley using St. Louis de Montfort’s “True Devotion to Mary”. As a couple, they have been active in the Pro-Life movement for many years.  Both served on the Diocesan Pro-Life Committee working on many projects including, the Annual Respect Life Rosary at the San Juan Shrine each January and were also in charge of publishing and distributing the Diocesan Newsletter: “We Are A People of Life” for several years. Carol has been preparing Sunday Mass Power Point presentations for about 10 years at her home parishes both in Brownsville and La Feria. She has been studying the Writings of “The Kingdom of The Divine Will” since 1998, and for the past 5 years has organized local conferences and retreats on the same subject. Carol is an ACTS retreat sister and has served on an ACTS retreat team. Totus Tuus.

 

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