Rome, Italy, April 20, 2011 - If you have spent
time studying the Theology of the Body (TOB), if you
have a life-changing story to tell on how this catechesis
has changed your life, or if you just want to
visit Rome and learn more about TOB, the following news
is for you!
A call has been issued for scholarly articles
and testimonies concerning this revolutionary catechesis on the meaning of
human love from John Paul II. Three scholarly papers will
be selected to be presented at the International Symposium in
Rome “‘Love: The Splendor of the Gift’ on John Paul
II’s Theology of the Body.” The event will take place
at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in early November, 2011.
During the symposium those who submit the winning scholarly papers
will present their perspective to the entire group in attendance.
Organizers are also looking for people to tell their stories
of how TOB has impacted their life in a special
way. For more information, go to the event website at
www.rometob.org. Those who want to be considered must submit
papers and testimonies in a Word Document prior to the
start of the symposium to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personalized Experience of TOB
this symposium, we hope to offer a personalized experience of
the full impact that John Paul II’s teaching on marriage
and family is having in changing many lives,” said Fr.
Martin Connor LC, who is helping to organize the event.
“This international symposium will represent the largest gathering of speakers
from all around the world up to this time. We’re
hoping to bring a group of at least 100 participants
from the U.S. and Canada.”
The event begins November 9,
2011 with a morning audience with Pope Benedict XVI. Conference
activities take place on November 10 and 11, and on
November 12 there will be a Mass at St. Peter’s
Basilica. For more information see the event website at www.rometob.org.
After the symposium, a TOB pilgrimage package is available,
including guided tours of the Sistine chapel and other noteworthy
sites in Rome, a Theology of the Body retreat, and
a trip to Assisi. For those interested the pilgrimage in
conjunction with the symposium, contact Mountain Butorac at The Catholic
Traveler at (404) 717-2460 or email him at mtn@TheCatholicTraveler.com.
am personally leading a pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome for
the event,” said Fr. Connor. “I hope this will inspire
you to come, or at least send this information on
to whoever you think might like to know about it!”