Meet Ruth Leikert… TOB West MI Core Team Member & New Blogger
With A Borrowed HEART/Everyday living the theology of my mom-bod
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A thoughtful, accessible work on the beauty of love and the splendor of the body, inspired by Pope John Paul II.
Christianity has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person's spiritual nature and of denying its sexual dimension. In 1979, Pope John Paul II departed from this traditional dichotomy and offered an integrated vision of the human body and soul. In a series of talks that came to be known as “the theology of the body,” he explained the divine meaning of human sexuality and why the body provides answers to fundamental questions about our lives.
In Called to Love, Carl Anderson, chairman of the world’s largest catholic service organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and religious significance of “the theology of the body” in language at once poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of men and women and their vocation to love. Called to Love brings to life the tremendous gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully in their lives.
Theology of the Body: Lessons for Daily Living
Fr. Jegar Fickel is the Parochial Vicar of St. Mary’s Parish in Big Rapids, MI and St. Paul’s Parish on the campus of Ferris State University. His knowledge on the teaching of St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is something he is passionate about and he loves to share it with others. Listen in to his weekly homilies, so you can be inspired to make TOB applicable in your daily life. Fr. Jegar will be the featured speaker at our Fall event, Dignity Identity Purpose, Living Authentic Love Through TOB. See the save the date information below.
Our Mission: We are a grass roots movement committed to help all discover the fully human person they were created to be.
Our Vision: TOB West Michigan looks to spread the message of Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the body, which proposes a fresh view of God’s love that leads to a deep awareness of human dignity, identity and purpose.
The TOB Core Team meets in the Wright Connection @ HELP on the third Wednesday of the month. We are exploring ways to bring TOB to you.
Team Members: Rosy De La Maza-Salazar, Ruth Leikert, Barbara Scott, Mary Jo Thayer, Paula Veneklase
Fr. Jegar was involved in getting our core group started and he continues to support the efforts of TOB West MI to bring awareness to the topic.
For more with Fr. Jegar and others visit Holy Family Radio Archives