The Saint John Paul II National Shrine, with its dazzling mosaics in the Redemptor Hominis Church, is a splendid setting for the Nov. 19, 2022 14th Annual Benefit for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. In this edition of Catholic Military Life, the only official podcast of the Archdiocese, the Shrine's Executive Director, Dr. Maxime Nogier, shares what attendees will experience as they explore the magnificent shrine which reflects its patron's deep love for God and for man.
130 - John Paul II's Retreat for Artists - Christopher West
The Catholic Culture Podcast
In Holy Week of 1962, Bishop Karol Wojtyla gave a retreat to a group of Polish artists. The text of that retreat has now been published in English, along with commentary, by the Theology of the Body Institute, in a book titled God Is Beauty: A Retreat on the Gospel and Art. Christopher West, president of the TOB Institute, joins Thomas Mirus to discuss the retreat and how it fits together with St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Themes include: God is Beauty The Incarnation is perfect Beauty manifested in the human body The artist is a conduit of beauty coming from God Artists’ responsibility for their talent The sexed body as a sign of the relationality and fruitfulness of the Trinity The dangers of "moral minimalism" The Crucifixion, where moral conscience and beauty meet How Wojtyla's work builds on, rather than replaces, traditional theological symbolism Thomas also discusses his experience of attending the ballet and how it is challenging him to see the body in a new way. Links Listeners can purchase God Is Beauty paperback at the TOB Institute store for 20% off the cover price (no limit). Use code: CULTURE https://shop.corproject.com/collections/books/products/god-is-beauty-a-retreat-on-the-gospel-art Upcoming retreat weekend, May 13-15 https://www.revealedexperience.com Episode with ballet dancer Claire Kretzschmar https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/109-catholic-in-nyc-ballet-claire-kretzschmar Dony MacManus https://donymacmanus.com/ This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio