An Introduction to the Theology of the Body

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Formation/community does not end here... The Lord always has more!!!

Are you the person you want to be?
Are you happy and fulfilled?


If you're wondering if there's mored to life than just "getting by" and are ready to focus on what really matters, then discover the extraordinary Catholic teaching known as the Theology of the Body. It will give you a revolutionary and fulfilling vision for life, as it offers you a new way to authentically see yourself, your faith, your relationships, and your world.

Given to us by Pope John Paul II, the Theology of the Body is renewing marriages, awakening vocations, healing deep personal wounds, and setting people free to live the life of greatness to which we are all called.

Questions addressed:

  • What is my life's purpose?
  • What does it mean to be "made in the image and likeness of God"?
  • What is the real meaning of femininity and masculinity?
  • Will my desires for happiness be fulfilled?



Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love (Francis)

Evangelium Vitae: The Gospel of Life (Paul VI)

Familiaris Consortio: The Role of the Christian Family (JPII)



Pope John Paul II (Author of TOB):                                  Bransfield (Anthropology) Used in St. Ann Class 


Christopher West:                                                        Teens:


More Classes:

Theology of the Body Institute
(Video of Classes)

YouTube: Christopher West on Theology of the Body

Natural Family Planning & Marriage Classes- Ruah Woods (In our own back yard!)

Study Programs:

Ascension Press



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Class Resources:

Theology of the Body Audiences

Notes: Session 1 Week 1

Notes:Sessions 2-3 Week 2
TOB Audience 32

Good Reads:
Evangelium Vitae:
The Gospel of Life

Familiaris Consortio:
The Role of the Christian Family 

(Part Three: Paragraphs 17-27)

Notes:Session 4 Week 3
Andrew on Original Innocence

Notes: Session 5 Week 4
Andrew on Original Unity

1st Episode-Humanum

Communion of Persons 
Empathy vs. Sympathy

This week reflect on: How can we foster this communion of persons in every day life?

Notes: Session 6 Week 5
Andrew on Original Nakedness

Notes: Session 7 Week 6
7 Steps Sin/Grace Chart
Andrew on Sin/Grace

Notes: Session 8 Week 7

Natural Family Planning & Marriage Classes

TOB Resources:


The Chastity Project
(Q&A Videos)




Ruah Woods
(Classes & Events)

Theology of the Body Institute
(Christian & Secular View)

1st Episode

Theology of the Body Evangelization Team
(Take Home Resources)

(Marriage Small Group)

a Beloved Couples Group
@ your house:
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