Christopher West Explores Purpose of Human Creation at Engaging St. Mary Event

Christopher West, the internationally-renowned Catholic author, speaker, and president of the Theology of the Body Institute, gave an engaging, insightful, and emotional presentation to a packed St. Mary Mokena on Wednesday, May 22.

West, whose work has appeared on ABC News, Fox News, and The New York Times, mixed speech, video, theatrics and music in his “Made for More: Visions of the Promised Land” presentation. Folk musician Mike Mangione played guitar and sang spiritual songs to accompany West’s storytelling.

The night was centered on Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, which teaches that the human body is a sign of an invisible, spiritual and divine mystery. Human beings are made, says West, to participate in the eternal ecstasy and bliss of God forever.

Mike Mangione on guitar
Folk/Americana musician Mike Mangione plays guitar during Christopher West’s presentation at St. Mary Mokena.

“The goal of the whole Christian life, the source and summit of it all, is the wedding feast of the Eucharist,” said West, who explained that the world offers false satisfaction for the hunger for “something” more that all humans feel. No temporary, earthly pleasure will ever truly satisfy us because we were made to be joined with God, body and soul, forever.

“Christopher West explained, in a very engaging way,  Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body with stories and theological truths about how we and our bodies are made for more and how God answers our deepest desires to love and be loved,” said Father Dindo Billote, pastor of St. Mary Mokena. “Thank you to all our volunteers and staff members at St. Mary parish who helped make this event a success! God is good.”

Christopher West Volunteer Team
The volunteer team, pictured with Christopher West and his team, who made the event possible.

The event was co-hosted by St. Mary Mokena, St. Anthony Parish in Frankfort and St. Liborius Parish in Steger.

For more information about Christopher West’s mission, visit https://corproject.com/.

2 thoughts on “Christopher West Explores Purpose of Human Creation at Engaging St. Mary Event

  1. On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 9:47 AM The Mokena Marian wrote:
    > mokenamarian posted: “Christopher West, the internationally-renowned > Catholic author, speaker, and president of the Theology of the Body > Institute, gave an engaging, insightful, and emotional presentation to a > packed St. Mary Mokena on Wednesday, May 22. https://www.youtube.co” >

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  2. I have to be honest but I found the presentation strange and overly dramatic with the kneeling and laying prostrate on the floor. Seemed very contrived. I actually think Father Thomas Loya has a much better way of presenting and explaining Theology of the Body.

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