Tuesday, June 26, 2012

TOB Tuesday

Here's a lovely TOB presentation from the Knights of Columbus magazine (Columbia, Nov. 2011), drawing from the frescoes of what Bl. John Paul II called the "Shrine of Theology of the Body," the Sistine Chapel.

Michaelangelo's frescoes, Pope John Paul said, express “in a certain way the hope of a world transfigured, the world inaugurated by the risen Christ.... [W]e stand before the glory of Christ’s humanity. … As the only Mediator between God and men, from the Sistine Chapel Christ expresses in himself the whole mystery of the visibility of the Invisible.”*

* These words are Theology of the Body in a nutshell!


Anonymous said...

I'm new here and not familiar with much TOB stuff. Is there anything written by married people on it Sister?

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Sure! Christopher West has a number of books on the subject; you might want to start with his "Theology of the Body for Beginners": http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932645349/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1932645349&linkCode=as2&tag=bescatboo-20
or his latest (a bit more theological, but also more precise), At the Heart of the Gospel: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307987116/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307987116&linkCode=as2&tag=bescatboo-20