PORT ST. LUCIE | Musician Mike Mangione was drawn to the beauty and sacramentality of the Catholic Church in his junior year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He remembers thinking, “This is cooler than rock ‘n roll.”
A short while later, he attended an event where the speaker was Christopher West, who has made it his life’s work to explain and expound upon St. John Paul II’s teaching on Theology of the Body.
Theology of the Body is based on a five-year series of papal talks on who we are and our God-given purpose. In his teaching, St. John Paul II said, “The body, in fact, and only the body, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine. It has been created to transfer into the visible reality of the world the mystery hidden from eternity in God, and thus to be a sign of it.”