Lenten Retreat

The Gift
Society is bombarded every day with mixed messages of what "true" happiness is and "how" we are to experience it. Many, including our own children, fall victim to the culture's misunderstandings related to happiness, sex, marriage, and what authentic love looks like. St. Joseph - Honey Creek is pleased to host Damon Owens popular speaker and writer who will offer a dynamic and insightful session on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body regarding God and the Meaning of Life. Theology of the Body was the first major teaching series of John Paul II's pontificate. The late Holy Father provided a profoundly beautiful vision of human embodiment and love. Using his wit and wisdom Damon will look at the Church's teaching on sexuality, marriage, God and the human body. Any adult, college age or older, should not miss this opportunity to see one of the finest speakers in the church today.

Damon Owens is the executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute. Damon is a gifted and sought after speaker for national conferences, marriage seminars, seminaries, and youth groups on The Theology of the Body. Damon has published numerous articles and is a recurring guest on EWTN and Catholic radio. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CBS News 48 Hours, BET Evening News, and National Public Radio. He is also an accomplished gospel singer with such honors as a solo during the 1995 NJ Papal Mass at Giants Stadium and the funeral mass for Bishop Joseph Francis at the Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark.