Conference Report: Theology of the Body Discovering The Master
Plan for Your Life
Conference, The Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master
Plan for Your Life, has come and gone. With over 1000 attendees,
it was an incredible success. This event which took place over
two days, introduced the participants to John Paul II’s
teachings on the human body, its sexuality and its relationship
with God. John Paul II delivered this message in 129 talks
between 1979 and 1984. Christopher West was a lively, personable
presenter who utilised popular music and movies to drive home
the message that humans are looking for love and this love is
the love of Jesus Christ: free, total, faithful and fruitful.
Christopher West gave a talk at a special priest’s luncheon:
Theology of the Body. This was well received by 110 priests,
seminarians, deacons and 2 bishops. This was followed by the
Friday night talk where Christopher West explored the creation of
man and woman and severing of them from God’s love. Saturday was
spent exploring how we have been brought back to the love of God
through Jesus Christ and in the process the re-integration of
our bodies and souls to fully reflect God’s love, be it through
a calling to marriage and physical love or to celibacy the
ultimate union with Christ and the church.
The message was well received with over 94% of the participants
saying that it had met or exceeded their expectations.
Our new booth was
unveiled at this conference with many positive comments. In time
we expect some more changes. Several teachers came by to say
hello and were favourable impressed with the new booth.
Sue and Tom Kennedy,
and Janice Noonan from the God, Sex and the Meaning of life
ministry and Rose Heron should be commended for all the hard
work that they did to bring this important message to Toronto.
It was a well run, exciting conference.
In the News
in the Catholic Register before the event.
Article in the Catholic Register after the event.
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