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Theology of the Body

Created Out of Love… For Love

Understanding St. John Paul II’s thought on marriage and family, especially his Theology of the Body

"Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it. This, as has already been said, is why Christ the Redeemer 'fully reveals man to himself'" (RH, 10).

Join us for a class on John Paul II, the Theology of the Body and the meaning of love with Mr John Hamlon*


Friday, November 30th, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;

Saturday, December 1st, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm;

Sunday, December 2nd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Sisters Disciples of the Divine Master Convent, Fresno

“John Paul II’s thought is too complicated, too abstract, and WAY over the ordinary person’s head!” As a teacher, I hear that complaint all the time. The problem? It’s simply not true…not in my experience.

This class breeds knowledge and confidence. By the close, you—regardless of academic background—will have a good grasp of the essential points of John Paul II’s thought, especially his Theology of the body. Indeed, it’ll take some work, including your willingness to read and engage the texts (while keeping your wits about you and your sense of humor).

So, if you’re attracted to enriching your knowledge and faith in a positive and fun atmosphere, please register by emailing Lulu Ruperto (

As soon as you do, Lulu will send you an email confirmation and three attachments:

(1) “Getting the most out of the course”

(2) a Syllabus with reading assignments

(3) Selected Readings.

The required text is Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body. If you register as a couple, you should have at least one copy of the text to share between you.

*Mr. John Hamlon has an MA in theology from the University of San Francisco and did doctoral work in systematic theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He was the associate director of the St. Ignatius Institute (University of San Francisco) from 1994 to 2001. John is the author of A Call to Families: A Commentary and Study Guide for Familiaris Consortio (revised 2015) and several articles on marriage and family.

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