Theology of the Body

Pope John Paul II left a rich legacy in his teaching on the Theology of the Body.  For the full text of his Theology of the Body lectures, click here.

Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est is available online here.

The Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, Hunt Valley, MD, has a wonderful program to study various texts on this subject.  For more information please visit SFX for Life.

Mary, Virgin and Mother, shows us what love is and whence it draws its origin and its constantly renewed power. To her we entrust the Church and her mission in the service of love:

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
you have given the world its true light,
Jesus, your Son – the Son of God.
You abandoned yourself completely
to God’s call
and thus became a wellspring
of the goodness which flows forth from him.
Show us Jesus. Lead us to him.
Teach us to know and love him,
so that we too can become
capable of true love
and be fountains of living water
in the midst of a thirsting world.

Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est (December 25, 2005).

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