Christopher West coming to Boston

Christopher West coming to Boston

The Archdiocese of Boston is sponsoring a Christopher West seminar on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 12, at the Marian Community Spiritual Life Center, 1 Marian Way, Medway, MA 02053
9:30 AM to 4 PM.

Tickets are $25 per person before April 20 and $30 after that.

I can’t recommend Christopher West highly enough. Melanie and I listened to a series of talks by him on CD before we were married and it was an enlightening experience as we prepared for our life together. Some folks misunderstand what the Theology of the Body is all about, not helped unfortunately by previous bad translations of the Pope’s writings, so I would encourage you, if you have any interest at all, to check this out.

I know that this seminar is being promoted and supported by many groups across the archdiocese and when Cardinal O’Malley heard about the possibility of having West come to the archdiocese, he told them to “Get it done.”

If more people understood John Paul’s particular approach to this subject and the transformative effects it can have on one’s ideas of marriage, family life, sexuality, and God’s own divine fecundity, we might see our society—which is so screwed up in this area—start to get its head right.

Anyway, a good first step would be to hear Christopher West’s approach to the subject, an approach which makes all the complicated theology easy for the average listener to hear and understand.

More information, flyers, and registration forms are available at the Office for Youth Ministry web site.

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