Theology of the body illustrated in Sistine Chapel
July 20 – Blessed John Paul II´s Theology of the Body teaches about the sanctity of the human body and the ways the human body can be used and misused to express human affection and desires. A group form the John Paul II Institute for the study of Marriage and Family has put together an exhibit titled “Called to Love” of images from the Sistine Chapel that illustrate the various expressions of the body´s ability to communicate all different forms of love.
The exhibit goes beyond just a visual presentation of images from the Sistine Chapel. Organizers refer to it as a visual itinerary that begins with a dialogue between pilgrims and people who are experts on a variety of topics related to Theology of the Body. From there pilgrims are given a guided tour of the images that make up the exhibit.
The dialogue session is based on a series of 30 conversation – starting questions like “why are we so attracted to love?” and “is love something you find or something you learn?” The images from the Sistine Chapel that will be on examined during this visual itinerary include the images of Adam and Eve, of God creating mankind, and of course the image of Christ in the scene of the last judgment.
The visual itinerary will take place at the Ferran Gomez Theatre’s cultural centre during the week of WYD. The Ferran Gomez Theatre is located at Plaza Colón in central Madrid.
When: Monday August 15 – Saturday August 20
Where: Ferran Gomez Theatre, Plaza Colón
Entrance: Free for all accredited pilgrims
Language: Italian, Spanish, English, French