About the Writer
My name is Michelle and this is my little blog. I started it in 2012 when it was my fitness blog when I was making a living as a personal trainer. It has since morphed into a blog about my Catholic faith and my enthusiasm for Theology of the Body.
What’s with the title?
The title The Joyful Celibate was inspired by the words of the late great Saint – John Paul II and his famous work “Theology of the Body,” and specifically, this paragraph from author Christopher West in his book “Theology of the Body Explained” which states:
Celibacy emphasizes that man is called to be a “Partner of the Absolute” – that his deepest yearning is not for the marriage of earth, but for the marriage of heaven. When viewed in light of “the kingdom,” the celibate person loses nothing and gains everything! The joyful celibate testifies that heaven is real. And it is worth sacrificing everything to possess. – Christopher West – Theology of the Body Explained