Theology of the Body and Art:

The Way of Beauty

This course invites students to see created beauty as a path leading to Uncreated Beauty (God), and as a key to evangelization.  Besides John Paul II’s TOB, primary source materials include: John Paul II’s Letter to Artists; Pope Benedict XVI’s Address to Artists; and Pope Francis’s Evangelium Vitae.  Throughout the course, students are directed to focus their gaze on classical and modern works of art, especially paintings and sculpture, as well as poetry, music, and cinema.


Bill Donaghy, M.A.

Bill 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.