july, 2019

21jul(jul 21)5:00 pm26(jul 26)12:00 pmTheology of the Body & Art (COURSE IS FULL)The Way of Beauty


Event Details

July 21-26, 2019
​​​​​​​Malvern Retreat Center

​​​​​​​Malvern, PA

​​​​​​​Taught by Bill Donaghy


Course Description:

This course will use St. John Paul II’s Letter to Artists as its primary source material, in addition to the Theology of the Body addresses, as well as Pope Benedict XVI’s Address to Artists – 2009, and Evangelii Guadium by Pope Francis and the Via Pulchritudinis by Pope Benedict XVI. In addition to reflective readings, there will be a direct and focused gaze on classical and modern works of art of various mediums, primarily painting and sculpture, but not excluding poetry, music, and cinema. The heart of this course will be the invitation for students to “walk the Way of Beauty” as a path leading to God, and to see Beauty as a key to evangelizing others into an encounter with God.

Bill Donaghy is an instructor, international speaker, and curriculum specialist for the Theology of the Body Institute Certification Program. Bill worked for nearly a decade teaching theology at Malvern Preparatory School as well as Immaculata University, while giving talks, retreats, and conferences for the Theology of the Body Institute. He has worked in the fields of mission and evangelization since 1999 and has given talks and retreats to bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women, and the lay faithful throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. He and his wife, Rebecca, live just outside of Philadelphia, PA with their four children.


21 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 26 (Friday) 12:00 pm EST


Malvern Retreat Center

315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355