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Blog: Theology of the Body

 Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, coordinator of Project Rachel for the diocesan Respect Life Office, shares reflections on the Theology of the Body. The Theology of the Body is a series of addresses given by Pope John Paul II at his Wednesday papal audiences in Rome from September 1979 to November 1984. The Theology of the Body is made up of 129 individual addresses, divided into six different cycles.  These addresses present an in-depth biblical explanation of the mystery of marriage and human sexuality.

Marriage as a Sacrament: The Theology of the Body

Blog 3 of 3: "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. As the Church submits to Christ, so let wives also submit themselves in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." (eph 5:21,24-25)
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Theology of the Body: Man and Woman He Redeemed Them

Blog 2 of 3: The virtue of purity means that we come to an ever greater awareness of the gratuitous beauty of the human body, of masculinity and femininity. Purity is the glory of the human body before God. It is the glory of God in the human body –through which masculinity and femin
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Theology of the Body is the mystery of Trinitarian Love

Blog 1 of 3: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange. The Church cannot therefore be understood unless we keep in mind the great mystery expressed in the one flesh (union) of marriage and the family.
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