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Respect Life to Host "Theology of the Body " Presentation


Bill Donaghy, known for his national scholarship on the Blessed John Paul II’s landmark work Theology of the Body, will speak at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, MI on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Donaghy will present “Your Call to Greatness” in which he will share the revolutionary principles on sexuality, marriage, God and the human body. This presentation is based on Blessed John Paul II’s first major teaching series of his pontificate. In 129 short talks between September of 1979 and November of 1984, the late Holy Father provided a profoundly beautiful vision of human embodiment and erotic love.

The Theology of the Body series is nationally and internationally recognized. Across this country, many are joining workshops and attending conferences in order to gain a greater understanding of this holy and beautiful teaching. As a result of the message, attendees are renewing marriages, awakening vocations, healing deep personal wounds and finding freedom to live the life of greatness for which they were created. The talks are open to all adults and high school juniors and seniors.

The presentation will be sponsored by Respect Life of Traverse City. Cost for attending is $20 per person or a group of five people for $80 ( which includes workbook and lunch) . For more information and to register, contact Debra at 231-947-5278 or e-mail

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