Saturday, June 30, 2012


There are more TOB-friendly resources available online all the time!

"Leaven" is a non-profit organization for the practical living of the Theology of the Body. Their website features a multiplicity of approaches in making it possible and practical for people to know and adopt a TOB "spirituality" in their married lives, from testimonies to financial aid (for example, to cover a sterilization reversal or to cover fertility care, post-abortion counseling or even Christmas presents for the kids). I am personally blown away that there is such a resource for people who are drawn to the ideals of TOB, but face some very real hurdles. The mission of "The Leaven for Humanae Vitae" gets a permanent place on my special prayer list.

Here's a young-adult site that offers support for living a pure life that is consistent with the values of the Theology of the Body! Includes testimonials, videos and punchy graphics, all spot-on for the young adult audience.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sistine Chapel reflection

Here's a lovely TOB presentation from the Knights of Columbus magazine (Columbia, Nov. 2011), drawing from the frescoes of what Bl. John Paul II called the "Shrine of Theology of the Body," the Sistine Chapel.

Michaelangelo's frescoes, Pope John Paul said, express “in a certain way the hope of a world transfigured, the world inaugurated by the risen Christ.... [W]e stand before the glory of Christ’s humanity. … As the only Mediator between God and men, from the Sistine Chapel Christ expresses in himself the whole mystery of the visibility of the Invisible.”*

* These words are Theology of the Body in a nutshell!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

World Meeting of Families

Philadelphia will be welcoming Pope Benedict in 2015 for the next World Meeting of Families, a kind of TOB World Youth Day.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

TOB e-books

The book that
started it all:
TOB in real life!
For young people:
And without TOB?