Theology of the Body and Art: The Way of Beauty

January 3 - 8, 2021

Black Rock Retreat Center

Quarryville, PA

Taught by Bill Donaghy

Course Description:

This course invites students to see the created beauty in classical and modern works of art, paintings and sculpture, as well as poetry, music, and cinema as a path leading to the Uncreated Beauty that is God. Opening up St. John Paul II’s Letter to Artists, the Theology of the Body catechesis, the thoughts of Pope Benedict XVI and much more, the heart of this course will be an invitation for students to “walk the Way of Beauty” as a path leading to God, and to see Beauty as a key to evangelizing others into an encounter with God. Dostoyevsky once prophesied that in the end, “Beauty will save the world.” Come and become one who sees!



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.

Registration Cost:

$1,195 Early Registration Fee before December 1, 2020

— Price includes double occupancy room, meals, workbook, and course.

$1,295 Registration Fee after December 1, 2020

$60 Shuttle






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PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions, we are not allowed to accept registrations from out of country participants. We will keep the size of this course to 70 participants, as well as maintaining social distancing, adhering to mask wearing protocols, and giving participants a single room at no charge (spouses, roommates, and family members will be housed together in double occupancy rooms). For the protection of our staff and participants, we ask that if you have been exposed to or have had COVID19 you do not attend the course at this time. If you register and then are not able to attend, due to COVID19 requirements, we would offer you a full refund.