Considering the Institute as one of the charitable organizations you support this year? Here are three goals your gift can help us achieve in 2016:
1. INCREASED SCHOLARSHIPS
In 2014 the TOB Institute offered scholarships to 122 students. These were youth ministers, religious sisters, priests, teachers and others who impact the community, who couldn’t afford to pursue immersion in TOB without financial aid. We hope to grow that number in 2016 so that ANYONE who needs assistance in attending a TOB Immersion Course can receive it.
2. “TOB & PRIESTLY MISSION” – PART III OF OUR RETREAT SERIES FOR PRIESTS
Theology of the Body & Priestly Mission is the last in a 3 part retreat series that helps priests more deeply embrace their identity, celibacy, fatherhood and mission as Catholic Priests. Priests who have experienced the first two retreats – Priestly Identity & Priestly Prayer – all testify to renewal in their vocations. Development of curriculum for Priestly Mission is expected to take place throughout 2016.
“I experienced a renewal of my priesthood, a shared experience of God’s love.” -Priestly Identity retreat participant
3. 1000 PEOPLE AT OUR INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
The Congress is scheduled for September 22 – 26, 2016 in Southern CA. Past congresses have drawn crowds of 400 & 700 respectively. Following this fall’s Synod on the Family, the theme will be “Love, Mercy, and The Gift of the Family”. We hope to draw more than 1000 attendees to once again participate in the most expansive gathering of experts, enthusiasts and popularists in the history of the Theology of the Body.
Through the support of generous donors, the Institute has the opportunity to DOUBLE ALL DONATIONS received through the end of December, up to $100,000. Every dollar counts, and your donation of $5, $10, $50 or $100 will be crucial in helping us meet this matching gift goal. Can you give to help us meet these important goals?