Domestic Church Day: Man and Woman He Resurrected Them

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Saint John Paul II National Shrine

3900 Harewood Road Northeast

Washington, DC 20017

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Join fellow Catholic couples and families for a Domestic Church Day on October 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. This half-day family retreat, inspired by Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body, will include engaging catechesis for adults, teens, and children, an opportunity to pray together as a family, a heavy snack, and fun family activities. The keynote speakers for the adults will be Dr. Nicholas and Marushka Healy, who will be speaking on Man and Woman He Resurrected Them. A description of their talk is written below.

Schedule

1:30 p.m. – Check-in

2:00 p.m. – Catechesis Sessions

  • Adults – A talk on The Theology of the Body: "Man and Woman He Resurrected Them: The Destiny of Our Love" by Dr. Nicholas and Marushka Healy, followed by a half-hour of silent, couple prayer

  • Teens (13 to 17) – Talk, Lectio Divina, activities, and a walking rosary

  • Children (2 to 12) – Catechesis and prayer with the Sister Servants of the Lord

4:30 p.m. – Sunday Vigil Mass with Confession available beforehand

5:30 p.m. – Fall-Themed Snack, Outdoor Games, and Family Picnic on the Lawn*


*Weather permitting. Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic food, picnic blanket, and lawn chairs for the picnic on the lawn (weather permitting), as we will be just providing a snack for fellowship.


Keynote Talk Description

This talk, based on Saint John Paul II’s work Theology of the Body, explores the destiny of all human love in light of the Resurrection of Christ’s Body. It sheds light on the role of the human body and creation in the spiritual life, with specific implications for the Sacramental marital relationship and practical considerations about how marriage can be informed by a spirit of reverence, joy, hope, prayer, and liturgy of the home.


Speaker Bios:

Nicholas J. Healy, Jr. is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Culture at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington D.C. He received his doctorate from Oxford University, with a dissertation on the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. He is an editor of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review and a founding member of the Academy of Catholic Theology. His recent publications have addressed the nature and sacramentality of marriage, the meaning of religious freedom, and the theological anthropology of Henri de Lubac and Thomas Aquinas.

Maruška Healy was born in the Czech Republic and earned a Masters in Theology from the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria. She and her husband currently reside in Maryland with their seven children. As a Catholic wife and a home-educating mother, she has been involved in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, has given presentations about family prayer and the celebration of the liturgical year, and for several years has hosted 'Little Nazareth' gatherings to share the traditions and the liturgical life of the Church with other families.


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Parking is free.

If you have any questions about the event, please email events@jp2shrine.org.

Date and Time

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Saint John Paul II National Shrine

3900 Harewood Road Northeast

Washington, DC 20017

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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