My name is Bernadette Kozak and I am very happy to be starting this blog in order to bring people the exciting messages of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. It is all about appreciating the gift our bodies as He created them in all their glory, and about how to love by “seeing one another rightly”. It’s about understanding and embracing the complementarity of our bodies and souls as male and female, and to consider love as the ultimate self-donation. It’s about expressing our most intimate selves in the marital embrace, that is, the sexual embrace between a man and a woman who are forever committed to one another through the sacrament of marriage. MOST OF ALL, it is the understanding that all of us — single, married, and those chosen men and women called to honor God by giving their lives as celibates — are meant to experience eternal ecstasy forever with the saints, angels, and the Holy Trinity. All we have to do is to receive the gift of life in all its fullness, and to recognize that His Will for us makes us the happiest we could ever hope to be.
My passion and I believe my calling is to talk about the Theology of the Body to anyone who is interested! I am seeking certification through the Theology of the Body Institute in Exton, PA. and have completed 7 of the 8 week-long courses required, after which is the completion of the Integration Seminar/ Teaching Practicum. I cannot say enough about the joy I have received by attending these amazing courses, and in particular to have first encountered this stirring in my heart for the truths of the ToB as they were presented by Christopher West in 2007.
I am married to an incredibly selfless man, Gary, for nearly 26 years. We have been blessed with the gift of three adult children. I teach science (physics and chemistry ) at an authentically Catholic boy’s prep school, and math at a Catholic college.
Please contact me with any questions at SOAR0316@aol.com . SOAR is the acronym for “Seeing One Another Rightly” and 0316 refers to John 3:16 –
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
God bless you all on your journey !