KERKRADE, NETHERLANDS (2019)
Talks from the 5th International Symposium on Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body held at Abbey Rolduc in Kerkrade, Netherlands from June 28 – 30, 2019.
We are delighted that we were joined for the weekend by participants from over fifteen countries. 2019 marked forty years since John Paul II presented his first “Wednesday catechesis” on the Theology of the Body. The Symposium discussed and promoted John Paul II’s Theology of the Body within a general theme – Defending and Promoting Human Dignity in a Secular Age – centering around the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae.
The goal was to make a contribution to healing the current cultural situation of the Church and humanity with respect to sexuality, marriage, the family, education, and human happiness by exploring ever deeper the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Divine plan for human life and love.
We wished this event to be an opportunity for a deepening of personal faith and self-understanding that inspired greater participation in the New Evangelization. And we hoped that this encounter with people from so many countries and cultures would also foster and develop prosperous networks to assist participants with their own evangelization initiatives.
Pax Christi, The Organizing Team
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us. Saints Paul VI and John Paul II, pray for us.