We’ve been hinting about our big announcement for a while now, but here it is… OFFICIALLY! Family Renewal Project is SO excited to announce that, in partnership with several parishes of the Archdiocese, WE ARE BRINGING CHRISTOPHER WEST TO LOUISVILLE!!!
Christopher and his team (Cor Project) have created a multi-media event called “Made For More.”
Check out the event’s trailer here:
September 18th will definitely be a night to be remembered!
BUT THERE’S MORE!
In an effort to prepare hearts and minds for this event, we are currently hosting a pre-formation series focused on the beautiful teachings of Theology of the Body (TOB).
If you’re not participating in this training series, you’re in the right place! We’ll be following along with the group each week creating posts from the content in their sessions. Although we’ll miss the awesome discussions the Made for More Group will surely have, we encourage you to leave your questions and comments below (or message us!). We want to hear from YOU!
AND, if after a few weeks of reading, you determine you would like to participate in the next training, let us know! We’ll add you to our mailing list offering a chance to join us! (And spread the word…we are planning to have a series with childcare!)
What is Theology of the Body?
If you’re new to Theology of the Body or just want a quick refresher, here is a basic introduction to what it’s all about. I emphasize “basic” because, as you’ll soon find out, the message of TOB is incredibly deep!
Actually, the underlying truth is simple, but it is so far from what our culture believes today, it seems radical! Take my word for it: you’re in for an exciting journey of discovery!
“Theology of the Body” is the working title Saint John Paul II gave to the first major teaching project of his pontificate. From September 1979 to November 1984, JPII presented his catechesis in the form of 129 “Wednesday Audiences.” His teachings present an in-depth reflection on “the very meaning of human existence” by providing biblical answers to two universal questions:
- What does it mean to be human?
- How do I live my life in a way that brings true happiness?
He often uses the example of spousal love between Christ and the Church to communicate God’s plan for each and every person. (Fun fact: that’s where our tagline “Discover Your Story” comes from! We hope that, through Theology of the Body, FRP can help others experience what they were made for: authentic love and responsibility.)
As we continue this series, we recommend going a little deeper with an incredible resource we think EVERYONE should read: Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West.
Comment below to let us know what you think about the big announcement and what you’re looking forward to learning!
We look forward to connecting with you soon!
The FRP Team