January 2-7, 2022

Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, PA

Taught by Christopher West

What's Included:

“Glorious things are said of you, O city of God” (Ps 87:3).

 

“One thing I ask, this alone I seek,” says the psalmist, “to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and contemplate his temple” (Ps 27:4).

 

These Scriptures, and countless others, are fulfilled in the flesh and blood of Mary, which became God’s city, God’s dwelling place. But for far too many Catholics, Mary remains an abstraction, a blue plaster statue, a disincarnate hyper-pious “ideal” far removed from the realities of daily life and the visceral desires of the human heart. Who is Mary, really? “Who is this who comes forth like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, pure as the blazing sun, fearsome as celestial visions?” (Song of Songs 6:10).

 

Through the lens of St. John Paul II’s TOB and with the help of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the insights of countless saints and mystics throughout the ages, this online course seeks to answer that question in such a way as to show what the most influential woman in all of human history means to us here and now, today, in our own personal lives, with all our questions, struggles, and longings. It will demonstrate how all the Marian doctrines of the Church and the call of true devotion to the Mother of God have one and only one goal: to lead us to deeper union with the Word who was made flesh in her womb.

 

All our week-long retreats include:

  • Five days of learning & interactive lecture (30 hours of master’s level instruction)
  • Fantastic workbook so you can focus on receiving vs. note-taking
  • Daily Mass, adoration, and confession
  • Accommodations & delicious meals
  • Time for relaxation and networking
  • Gorgeous grounds to soak in God’s natural beauty
  • Optional round trip shuttle from Philadelphia International Airport

Meet Your Instructor

Christopher West, Th.D.

Christopher West, Th.D., serves as President and Senior Lecturer for the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia. His global lecturing, best-selling books and multiple audio and video programs have made him one of the world’s most recognized teachers of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. His work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, MSNBC, Fox News, and countless Catholic and Evangelical media outlets.

Registration Cost:

Early Registration Deadline:

December 1, 2021

 

Please note:

Only register one person at a time and use an email address unique to EACH person. In other words, please don't register using the same email address for two or more people.

*Our registration process has recently changed.

Please see below for details.

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If you live outside the US, please see below.

TOBI is open to accepting out of country registrants for our courses with the following conditions:*
- A fully vaccinated out of country student is allowed to register and attend.
- A non-vaccinated out of country student with a covid-negative test result within 72 hours of entering the state of Pennsylvania is allowed to register and attend.**

*This is subject to change based on any additional guideline changes from the CDC or the State of Pennsylvania.
**If student receives a positive result and is unable to attend, TOBI will refund the course fee. 

All students should check their state and country travel restrictions before registering for the course to confirm no further procedures are required.

 

*We understand that some people would like to have their place of work or some other entity pay part or all of their registration fees. If this is you, please use the "Pay Later" button to register for the course. Afterward, in addition to the email with information about the course (see ** below), you will be sent an email with a payment link and instructions that you can forward to your place of work.

 

**If you do not receive the email with information about the course (different from the receipt) on the day you register, please reach out to Troy Norman at tnorman@tobinstitute.org.

 

***Please register with an email address that is unique to you, and please make sure to use that email address for any future registrations with us. This will help us to maintain accuracy of your course completion information.