Last month I took my 8th course at the Theology of the Body Institute and officially “graduated.”
The work isn’t completely over though. I still need to complete a practicum consisting of several pages of journal entries and reflections on the entire Theology of the Body. I also need to submit 2 hours of recorded material of how exactly I will be using this certification. It’s a lot of work but I’m actually really excited about starting it. And thankfully, I have a year to complete it.
A few of my friends that I graduated with and I reflected on the past 8 courses and what we were thinking and feeling as far as emotions. And none of us really felt sadness at the end of this journey. I thought maybe that was strange but the more I thought about it, I think it’s because it feels more like a beginning of something rather than a conclusion.
I’ll miss my TOB buddies that I’ve met on this 4.5 year journey. Thankfully, our paths will cross again because the TOB world is pretty close-knit.
Speaking of my TOB fam, here are all of the Grads from this course:
And here are ALL of my TOB family members, starting with my first course. Bonus points if you can find not just ME in the photos but “repeaters” in some of them too. Enjoy!
Theology of the Body 1 – June 2015
Catholic Sexual Ethics – August 2015
Love and Responsibility – May 2016
Theology of the Body II – Into the Deep – June 2016
Theology of the Body and the Way of Beauty – May 2017
Theology of the Body and the Interior Life – October 2018
Theology of the Body III and the New Evangelization – January 2019
The Writings of John Paul II on Gender, Marriage and Family – January 2020