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THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

WHAT IS IT?

Theology of the Body is a teaching on what it means to be fully human — male and female. Theology of the Body is St. John Paul II’s first major teaching project as pope. It is a grand proposal to the world of the deepest meaning of life and love made visible in the body.

WHAT DOES IT SAY?

Theology of the Body answers the questions of every human life: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I be happy? Through the Bible and Catholic tradition, Theology of the Body explains that our bodies reveal the deepest mysteries of God and humanity. Theology of the Body offers that God wants us to know Him through our humanity: our sexuality, our relationships, our joys, and our struggles.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Theology of the Body proposes a fresh view of God’s love that leads to deep awareness of human dignity, identity, and purpose. This vision produces wonder, peace, joy, and a sense of reverence for oneself and others. Theology of the Body instills confidence in one’s ability to live life as a gift to the world.


THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
for High School


Teens naturally consider their own
sexuality; this is further influenced
by what is seen in movies, television, and online. Now there’s a program
for Catholic teenagers based on Saint
John Paul II’s revolutionary Theology of
the Body that helps them understand the significance of their sexuality, its purpose, and how this complements their call to greatness.

A Life Changing Experience for TEENS

Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love.

In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there.

YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body is a unique program which reveals to teens their value as a person: their bodies, their sexuality, and their individual call to love. Filmed on location all over the world, the program features teens as well as respected Catholic leaders. It addresses, head on, many of the issues teens are already exposed to via entertainment media, societal pressures, and their own interactions with each other.

The world has changed. The modern presentation of personhood has challenges that didn’t exist in the past. Today, teens are given conflicting messages on a daily basis, and an approach based simply on rules to be followed is not enough. They need to know that not only is each teenager a unique, unrepeatable gift of God, but so also is their sexuality, and all aspects of their lives.

 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
for Middle School

The Theology of the Body for Teens Middle School program is divided into 8 unique segments that reflect the pedagogical approach of John Paul II’s revolutionary teaching. The program gives sixth through eighth graders the answers to their tough questions concerning their bodies, their sexuality, and their future.

Answers Critical Questions Like:

  • Who am I?
  • Are there consequences to my actions?
  • What is the difference between love and lust?
  • How do I balance family, friends, school, God, music, TV, internet, texting, etc., in my daily life?
  • How can I discern my vocation to marriage, priesthood, or religious life?
  • How do I deal with bullying, gossip, peer pressure, pornography, divorce, etc?
  • Can I live my Catholic faith no matter how I messed up in the past?

 


THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
for Adults

An Introduction to the Theology of the Body

by Christopher West

 

An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life is an eight-part, four-hour study designed to give you a solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity. It addresses the two most fundamental and universal questions:

  • What does it mean to be made human, male and female, in the image
    and likeness of God?
  • How can I live my life in a way that brings happiness and fulfillment?

This study is for every “body” who desires to reach his/her full potential in this life. 

In this study you will:

  • Learn why the redemption of our sexuality is the key to happiness.
  • Develop a "new lens" through which to see the world with greater clarity.
  • See how God’s mystery is revealed through the body and spousal love.
  • Discover the truth behind the lies of lust and pornography and how they can be overcome.
  • Learn the language of sexual love.
  • ...and much more.