Theology of the Body Community of Acadiana
The Theology of the Body Community of Acadiana exists to educate every man,
woman, and child in the Truth of their dignity as human persons made in the
Image of God to help them realize their True purpose and to experience authentic
freedom and love to bring about a Culture of Life.
Theology of the Body Level II:
Into the Heart
Thursday evenings 6pm to 8pm
January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023
February 2, 9 &16, 2023
Location: 1334 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA
Click Link below to register for Level II
Theology of the Body Level III:
Love and Responsibility
Thursday evenings during Lent 6pm to 8pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2023
Location: 1334 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA
MEET OUR CORE TEAM
Adele Guillot is the founder and Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Community of Acadiana. She is married to Louis Guillot and they have 5 adult children and 9 grandchildren. She is a retired French teacher with a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary. Having Studied Theology of the Body, she began offering TOB programs in the Diocese of Lafayette in 2014 working in collaboration with Brenda DesOrmeaux. She firmly believes that people are hungry for the TRUTH after having been repeatedly disappointed by false “happiness” offered by our modern culture. The Theology of the Body provides the TRUTH about what it means to be a human “created in the image and likeness of God as male and female” (Gen 1:27).
Becki Landry is a mother of four young adult daughters. She is director of program growth for the newly emerging Theology of the Body Community of Acadiana. Becki is a graduate student of the Theology of the Body Institute and has been a team member of Dumb Ox Ministries for fourteen years. She and Catholic Therapist, Dr. Veronica Lenzi, are co-founders of Broken and Beloved, a healing retreat ministry for women who have experienced a breakdown in family life and intimate relationships that is offered in Acadiana twice a year.
Handbook for Humanity Podcast Host
Email: [email protected]
“Colby Allen is a husband and father. He and Valerie have been married for 3 years and constantly learn new ways to love each other and their son Arlo. Colby joined the mission of the DesOrmeaux Foundation through an invitation to be the anchor for the Handbook for Humanity podcast. His professional experience of risk and experience management combined with completing the required courses at the Theology of the Body Institute has inspired him to seek ways of having meaningful conversations to help others recognize the needs that motivate their behaviors.”
WANT TO BE A BETTER HUMAN?
WE HAVE A PODCAST FOR THAT!
“My children are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6
Our “Handbook for Humanity” Podcast is currently available FREE on the 3 Major Podcast Apps, Spotify, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast.
Directions to download apps onto your smart devices.
If you have an Iphone or Ipad:, 1)Search for Apple Podcast app already on device, 2)Open app and type, Handbook for Humanity, in search, 3)Tap on Handbook for Humanity logo, 4)Tap on “FOLLOW” to get new episodes each week, 5)Tap on play button to listen, 6)Share with family and friends.
If you have a Samsung/Android phone or tablet:
1)Go to Google Play Store, 2)Search for Spotify app and download, 3)Set up free account on Spotify, 4)Open app and search for Handbook for Humanity, 5)Tap on Handbook for Humanity logo, 6)Tap on “FOLLOW” to get new episodes each week, 7)Tap on play button to listen, 8)Share with family and friends.
Lagniappe from Wisdom
“Lagniappe from Wisdom” is a podcast designed to look at today’s headlines through the lens of history. In this episode the Founder and Director of Theology of the Body Community of Acadiana Adelle Guillot joins the Founder and President of the DesOrmeaux Foundation, Brenda DesOrmeaux, to take a look back at “Humanae Vitae” (Latin: of Human Life). Guillot and DesOrmeaux chose this document, written by Pope Paul IV 54 years ago, to show how history can provide answers for some of today’s challenges such as unplanned pregnancy and the increase in single parent homes. If you have a comment about this episode or a topic you would like discussed on “Lagniappe from Wisdom” please send an email to: [email protected]
It’s like your on the I-10 Basin Bridge with no guard rails.
Check out this video as Adele explains why getting our life direction information from media and the culture can put our lives and our families in real danger. If you would like to bring one of our TOB classes to your Church or School reach out to Adele or Becki : [email protected] or [email protected].
An Introduction to the Theology of the Body:
Based on Saint John Paul II’s revolutionary teaching and presented by world-renowned speaker and author Christopher West, The Giftis a comprehensive system designed to lay a firm foundation for those who desire to incorporate the Theology of the Body into their daily lives.
An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life, is an eight-part, four-hour study designed to give you a solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity – a plan stamped right into our bodies.
Most people have heard the “whats” of Catholic teaching, but very few have ever heard the “whys.” With profound insight, Christopher West demonstrates that the Church’s teaching on sex and marriage “makes sense”, and, in fact, is the “logic” of Christianity, because it corresponds perfectly with the deepest stirrings and desires of the human heart. This study is for everyone searching for their ultimate purpose in life.
St. John Paul II’s New Vision for Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life
Theology of the Body is the topic of series of 129 lectures given by Pope John Paul II during his Wednesday audiences in St. Peter’s square from 1979-1984. TOB is Pope John Paul II’s vision of the human person-body, soul, and spirit. His lectures are based on scripture especially the Gospels, St. Paul, and the Book of Genesis). John Paul II discusses who man was in the beginning, who he is now (after original sin), and who he will be in age to come. He then applies this message to the vocations of marriage, celibacy, in preparation for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Why are St. John Paul IIs teachings so important today?
The Problem: The sexual embrace is the foundation stone of human life. Sadly, men and women now tend to seek the “sensation of sexuality” apart from the true gift of them.
The Response: In a collection of 129 addresses delivered from 1979-1984, St. John Paul II resolved to clarity and deepens the true meaning of human sexuality.
The Questions: What does it mean to be human? How do I live my life in a way that will bring true happiness?
The Answers: We are created for Love not only as individuals, but also through a communion of “persons,” which is revealed by St. John Paul II as the “spousal meaning of the body.” Christ wants to infuse human, sexual love with divine, sacrificial love.
Made In His Image & Likeness: The marriage of man and woman is meant to point to the Divine Exchange of Love of the Blessed Trinity. As Christ’s gift of self is the origin of the Children of God, so too, the mutual gift of self of husband and wife is to be fruitful and result in the creation of new life.
The Big Picture: The body has a “language” that is meant to express God’s free, total, faithful, and fruitful love. God wants us to “marry” His people—to live with us in an unbreakable bond of love that the Bible compares to marriage. The Holy Eucharist is a renewal of the covenant: Christ’s own Body to His Bride, the church.
Theology of The Body Key Components
Is the TOB All About Sex?
This series allows us to reflect on the purpose and meaning of our existence, in our creation as male and female.
How Can the Body Have a Theology?
The body reveals a great spiritual mystery: making visible what is invisible.
Celibacy for the Kingdom
Vocation to celibacy is a visible sign of the marriage between Christ and the Church.
The Language of the Body
All questions of sexual morality come down to asking, “Does this behavior image God’s free, total, faithful, fruitful love?”
Want to learn more about Theology of the Body?
EDUCATE, PROTECT, HEAL: INTERVENTION ON PORN
Good Pictures/Bad Pictures Children’s Book
Parenting the Internet Generation
Teaching children how to protect their bodies from abuse, including transgender theories
Theology of the Body and Catholic Bioethics regarding Contraception, Egg Donation, IVF, Surrogates, Natural Family Planning, Organ Donation, and End of life issuess.
CURRICULUM FOR PARISH AND SCHOOL CATECHESIS AND EVANGELIZATION
The Life of John Paul II (Great Movies and Biography)
Theology of the Body Suffering
John Paul II’s Letter to Women and Encyclical on the Dignity and Vocation of Women
Healing from Abortion and Miscarriage:
Baton Rouge Contact: [email protected] or 256-568-6004
HEALING AND REDEMPTION
For ongoing Catholic Counseling, there are many good counselors and even those for counsel by phone or Skype from the privacy of your home. Here are links to some of them below.
TRUTH & MEANING ABOUT HUMAN SEXUALITY
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