Fully Alive: Engaging Adults in the Theology of the Body

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Divorce. Broken families. Sexual abuse. Pornography. Gender issues. Everywhere we look, we find more confusion about the fundamental truths of human life. As we lose our basic understanding of the meanings of man, woman, marriage, and sex, the question becomes ever more urgent:

What does it mean to be a human being?

Understanding the basics of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, making his profound teachings on human sexuality easy to grasp and apply in our lives. You will discover a deeper understanding of your role in your family and in society, learn how to better love and be loved by your spouse or future spouse, and gain new insights on how to respond with clarity and compassion to hot-button issues on sexuality.

Our Theology of the Body sessions take the time to lay a strong foundation and delve deep into TOB as worldview. Examining hot-button issues through the lens of TOB helps participants be able to recognize the reason for the Church’s teachings even if they continue to disagree.  

This integrated approach helps demonstrate how the Theology of the Body is a unifying vision that brings together all of the Church’s teachings — social justice, prayer & sacraments, discipleship, Christology, and more.  

Come learn more about the legacy left behind by St. John Paul II. This introduction to his Theology of the Body will explore these questions (and more):

  • What does Scripture reveal to us about who God is? About who we are?
  • How is God’s Divine Design revealed in sacred art and architecture?
  • What exactly is God’s Plan for sexuality?
  • What does the Church really teach about sex?

Upcoming Presentations:

in collaboration with the Diocese of LaCrosse Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

  • December 1, 2018 - Plover, WI (St. Bronislava Parish)
  • December 8, 2018 - Eau Claire, WI (Regis Catholic High School)
  • January 12, 2019 - Tomah, WI (Queen of the Apostles Parish)
  • January 26, 2019 - Wausau, WI (St. Anne Parish)


  • "I just wanted to say thanks for doing your presentation at the first reconciliation retreat last weekend...It was definitely a better experience than I had anticipated compared to past experiences. What I most enjoyed were the practical tips on incorporating faith into our hectic daily schedules. I will definitely be trying some of them."

    - 2nd grade mother, Diocese of Green Bay

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  • The concept that we really need to engage families early on is a missing piece to our ministry. The concept of the "Theology of the Family" helped me to see how I can refocus my efforts to evangelize families. I plan to use the idea of meeting the new families in my program in their homes.

    - Religious Education Coordinator, Diocese of Superior

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