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Juni 2019 - 5th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON JOHN PAUL II’S THEOLOGY OF THE BODY (28-30 June 2019, Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, Netherlands)
2019 marks 40 years since John Paul II presented his first “Wednesday catechesis” on the Theology of the Body (5 September 1979). This 5th International Symposium will take place between 28-30 June 2019 at Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, on the week-end of the Feasts of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and of Saints Peter and Paul.
It will discuss and promote John Paul II’s Theology of the Body within a general theme—Defending and Promoting Human Dignity in a Secular Age—centering around the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae.
The Symposium features eleven international Speakers ranging from scholars to popular presenters to clinicians who will be covering vital topics. The list of Speakers includes Cardinal Eijk, Mgr. de Jong, Janet E. Smith (USA), Katie van Schaijik (USA), Gudrun Kugler (Austria), Fr. Kevin E. O’Reilly, OP (Ireland), Obianuju Ekeocha (Nigeria/UK).
Like the 4 previous Symposia which were held in Austria, Ireland, England and Portugal (http://www.tobinternationalsymposia.com/), this one, too, will endeavour to continue sharing the profound anthropological truths contained in John Paul II’s catechises given between 1979 and 1984.
The Speakers will relate their talks to St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and will approach the general theme of the Symposium from many perspectives, according to their expertise: theological, philosophical, anthropological, ethical, political, scientific, spiritual and psychological. The talks will be substantial but also presented in such a way that they are accessible to a wide variety of attendees. All the talks will be given in English!
The goal is to contribute to healing the current cultural situation of the Church and humanity with respect to sexuality, marriage, the family, education and human happiness by exploring ever deeper the goodness, truth and beauty of the Divine plan for human life and love.
The lead organizer, Fr. Luc Simons, and the other three organizers wish this event to be an opportunity for a deepening of personal faith and self-understanding that will inspire greater participation in the New Evangelization. And since the Symposium will facilitate the bringing together of people from many countries and cultures, it is hoped that this encounter will also foster and develop prosperous networks to assist participants with their own evangelization initiatives.
During the Symposium, Holy Mass will be celebrated each day and there will also be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the weekend. All Masses during the Symposium will be celebrated in the beautiful abbey church.