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Tuesday, January 16, 2007



INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: MAY 18-20 2007
MAN AND WOMAN HE CREATED THEM
(JOHN PAUL II’s THEOLOGY OF THE BODY)
What is the dignity of the human person?
What is the true meaning of human sexuality, human love and divine love?
How does the human body reveal the inner life of the Trinity?
Why is the flesh instrumental in the salvation of humanity?
What do masculinity and femininity teach us about ourselves and about God?


From May 18-20, 2007, scholars, writers, and catechists from around the world will gather at a beautifully restored fourteenth century Carthusian monastery in Gaming, Austria to explore those questions and many more. Featuring internationally renowned speakers Dr. Michael Waldstein, Dr. Josef Seifert, Mr. Christopher West, and Dr. Mary Shivanandan, Man and Woman He Created Them: An International Symposium on John Paul II's Theology of the Body aims to deepen the Church's understanding of John Paul's Theology of the Body and give European Catholics the tools they need to spread these powerful teachings across the continent.
Designed for scholars and students, religious and laity, Europeans and Americans, this symposium promises to be a gathering like no other. We hope you can join us for this landmark event.
For more information and registration see: www.jp2tob.com

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

FEAST DAY OF ST. JULIAN AND ST. BASILISSA.
January 9th is the feast day of St. Julian and St. Basilissa, who were husband and wife. They lived in the early part of the fourth century. They took vows of continence, and for love of their faith they turned their home into a hospital. This way, they could take care of the sick, poor and indigent of the area. St. Julian took care of the men, and St. Basilissa cared for the women. The couple found Jesus in the people they served. And they did what they did because of love, not for money or any kind of reward. We know, that St. Basilissa died after suffering great persecutions for the faith, in A.D.302. Julian lived much longer. He continued his generous service to sick people even after Basilissa had died. Later, Julian, too, died a martyr. Basilissa and Julian spent their whole lives helping others and serving God. They planted the seed of faith by living in a holy way. They watered that faith and made it grow with their blood shed for Jesus crucified. Let them be in some way an example for all married couples.

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