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March 8 & 9, 2019

St. Michael Catholic Community
800 85 St. SW, Calgary

Ticket prices are $60 (adult) and $50 (students) and include refreshments on Friday evening and lunch and dinner on Saturday.


Join internationally acclaimed speakers, authors and our popular entertainer in the one and a half day Theology of the Body 2019 Conference to find answers to your decisive questions about our human destiny, and how to orient your life and actions toward authentic fulfillment – in Christ.

Christopher West will give THREE presentations on Saturday, including a joint presentation with Sr. Helena Burns as well as a full evening Made for More event with Mike Mangione. Mike will also play a concert Friday night. Full schedule here.

Presenters include:

Christopher West  — President, Theology of the Body Institute and founder of The Cor Project global TOB outreach. He is the world’s most recognized teacher and promoter of John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” – a bold, biblical vision of love and sexuality that takes us to the “cor” of what it means to be human.  His extensive lecturing, numerous best-selling books, articles, video programs, and media appearances have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the Theology of the Body across denominational lines. 

Mike Mangione — Internationally touring songwriter and frontman of the folk/Americana group Mike Mangione & The Kin, He has collaborated with Christopher West since World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia. His band has released five albums to date, receiving accolades from such notable publications as Billboard magazine and American Songwriter.  Their most recent release, But I’ve Seen The Stars, was premiered by both Huffington Post and Relix magazine. 

Fr. Thomas J. Loya, STB, MA — Pastor of Annunciation Byzantine Catholic parish in Homer Glen, IL. He holds degrees in Fine Art, Theology and Counseling.  Fr. Loya is very dedicated to evangelization through media where he is a regular guest speaker on several Catholic radio programs.  His long running radio program “Light of the East Radio” which can be heard on EWTN Radio affiliates across the United States, brings the beauty of the east to the western world.  Fr. Loya has directed many retreats and has been a guest speaker at several international conventions including World Youth Day 2002.  While studying for the priesthood in Rome, Fr. Loya was privileged to hear in person St. John Paul II deliver his monumental teaching on the human person now known as “The Theology of the Body.”  Using his many gifts, talents and life experience Fr. Loya uncovers the ageless beauty and genius of the Sacramental Worldview.

Sr. Helena Burns, fsp — Member of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of Roman Catholic Sisters founded to communicate God’s Word through the media. She has an M.A. in Media Literacy Education, a B.A. in theology and philosophy from St. John’s University, NYC. Sister studied screenwriting at UCLA and Act One-Hollywood. She is a movie reviewer for Life Teen and The Catholic Channel –Srius XM and co-producer on She has written a Theology of the Body curriculum: and her daily book for young women is “He Speaks to You.” Sister offers Media Literacy & Theology of the Body workshops & courses to youth & adults throughout Canada and the U.S.

Kevin Muico — Kevin Muico is a lay missionary for Couples for Christ Canada serving directly in the ministry for young adults, Singles for Christ. He immigrated to Canada in 2010 from the Philippines and landed in Calgary where his missionary journey materialized. Currently he is based in Toronto with his wife, Tisa, and responsible for eastern Canada and Bermuda missions.

Vicki Thorn — Vicki Thorn is the foundress of Project Rachel and the executive director of the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She holds a degree in Psychology and is the Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC. Vicki is an international speaker and prolific author. She is a Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican.

Date: March 8, 2019—March 9, 2019
Event: Theology of the Body Conference 2019 - Calgary, Alberta
Topic: Theology of the Body Conference 2019 - Calgary, Alberta
Sponsor: Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary
Venue: St. Michael Catholic Community
Location: 800 85 St. SW
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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