Theology Of The Body

We all have questions. What is the meaning of my life? How can I love authentically? Why did God create me this way? What is my purpose?

What will make me happy – truly happy, completely happy?


Theology of the Body is the name given to a series talks delivered by Saint Pope John Paul II during his first five years as a Pope.

It is a collection of insights including over 500 pages of reflections, scripture and citations that focus on the meaning and purpose of the human person.


One theme that is weaved through this entire catechesis is the idea of ‘self-gift’.


Our culture often presents a message that focusses on maximizing pleasure even at the expense of the other. 

 St John Paul II asks us to consider another way. He points us to the ultimate GIFT and shows us Who will give us the ultimate happiness we all seek.


“The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for: dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church 27).