program is based on, follows, and is guided by St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body.

In a culture without a compass, Theology of the Body integrated into’s marriage preparation allows couples to open up to the unchanging Truth.

Couples are immersed in Theology of the Body (TOB) for a minimum of four (4) hours throughout the marriage prep course.

  • They discover the dignity of each Person.
  • They form their conscience to the beauty and complementarity of their different missions as man and woman, to the nobleness and worth of their sexuality, as well as to the fruitfulness of their love.
  • They discover the incomparable value of each life.
  • They also enter deeply into the Sacrament of Matrimony, the “primordial” sacrament, as St. John Paul II called it.
    “That mystery, as God’s salvific plan in regard to humanity, is in a certain sense the central theme of all revelation, its central reality. It is the most ancient revelation (manifestation) of the plan in the created world.” TOB Sept. 8th, 1982 – p.p. 321-22


What is Theology of the Body? (T.O.B.)

Theology of the Body is...
 Saint John Paul II's reflections on the meaning of the human person, love, sex and marriage in light of the body, as given in his general audiences from 1979 to 1984. These reflections, rooted in Scripture, recognize the fact that we do not just have bodies but are body persons, whose inner life is expressed through the body .

Mary Healy in Men and Women are from Eden, A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body. p. 19

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