january, 2020

05jan(jan 5)5:00 pm10(jan 10)12:00 pmWritings of St. John Paul II on Gender, Marriage and Family w/ Dr. John Grabowski


Event Details

January 5-10, 2020

Black Rock Retreat Center
Quarryville, PA

Taught by Dr. John Grabowski

Course Description: 

This course examines the main themes of the following works of John Paul II: On the Christian Family in the Modern WorldOn the Dignity & Vocation of WomenLetter to WomenLetter to Families and the work of Pope Benedict XVI, Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World. Particular attention will be paid to the development in these documents of themes presented in the Wednesday Catechesis on the body. Gender, marriage, and family will be analyzed on the basis of John Paul’s teaching that the human body is the expression of the person and that the differences in masculinity and femininity point to the invitation by God to love as He loves.

Instructor: John Grabowski, Ph.D.

Dr. John Grabowski earned his B.A. at the University of Steubenville and his Ph.D. at Marquette University. For the last 22 years he has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he is currently Associate Professor of Moral Theology with continuous tenure and the Director of the Moral Theology/Ethics area. From 2005-2009 he served as theological advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Marriage and Family. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in the fall of 2009. Dr. Grabowski and his wife Claire have five children and reside in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Registration Cost:

$1,195 Early Registration Fee before December 2, 2019

  — Price includes double occupancy room, meals, workbook, and course. Single rooms are sold out.

$1,295 Registration Fee after December 2, 2019

$60 Airport Shuttle from Philadelphia International Airport


5 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 10 (Friday) 12:00 pm EST


Black Rock Retreat Center

1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566