On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, I wove together Theology of the Body, Suffering and Lourdes in an 1-hour talk to Pure in Heart at St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine. This developed from my paper for my spring classes Theology of the Body and Modern Church History.
To view the Prezi of this talk, click here.
It was a joy giving the talk. A few people thanked me for the presentation afterward. Many side topics (art & media, medicine, etc.) can be broken out for future discussions.
But the Upper Room in the shrine was baking that night. I sweated bullets through the group Mass and my talk. Next time, I’ll bring a bottle of Gatorade with me.
If you want to read more on these topics, check out these books:
- Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age by Ruth Harris
- Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by St. John Paul II, translated by Michael Waldstein
- Salvifici Doloris (On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering) by St. John Paul II