"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Theology of the Body is the mystery of Trinitarian Love

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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.
God’s eternal plan for the body is union, communion, marriage; these bring life.
Touching on the spiritual battle we look at our origins, our history and our destiny. Happiness consists in marriage as a sacrament and what’s the truth of sexuality that sets me free to love.
The human body whispers the innermost secret of God — that God himself is an eternal exchange of life giving love and that we are destined to share in that life and love as male and female
The body expresses the person. It is then in all its materiality, penetrable and transparent, as it were in such a way as to make it clear who man is and who he ought to be.
Man cannot fully find himself except through the sincere gift of himself. Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife and they become one flesh.
The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus came to restore creation to the purity of its origin. Original unity refers to the call of men and women to live in a relationship that mirrors the inner life of the trinity.

Sister Elizabeth Geraghty
About the Author
Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1951; she has been involved in education from elementary school to high school. She served as principal of St. Clare Elementary School and taught chemistry in Holy Family High School, was Assistant Principal and Dean of Students in St. Anthony High School. Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, retired in June 2011 and now volunteers in the Diocesan Respect Life Office as coordinator of Project Rachel and at the Heart Assisted Living Facility.
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