Join the Theology of the Body Institute Community and help us spread John Paul II's liberating message around the world.

You make our work possible.

We are grateful to be in this with you.

The history of the Church is filled with a rich tradition of patrons supporting artists and missionaries. You are part of that same tradition: Your support allows us to get the beautiful message of John Paul II to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. 

You are part of a community.

You don't have to make this journey alone.

When you become a patron, you join a global community of men and women who are learning, living, and sharing the Theology of the Body. Our team is very excited to be a part of your journey!

You are a defender of truth.

You carry John Paul II's message to the world.

One of the deep meanings of the word patron is "defender". We see you as a defender – not just of the Institute but of this vision of the Theology of the Body that the Catholic Church holds out to us. 

You are a gift to us.

We want to be a gift to you.

In the spirit of John Paul II's "mutual gift of self", we want to serve our patrons and give back to you! As a patron of Theology of the Body Institute, you get incredible resources to help you unpack St. John Paul II's beautiful teachings, access to the Theology of the Body Institute team, and a community of people ready to journey with you!

Here are just some of the ways we give back to you:

  • Online Community

    Access to a private Facebook community for our patrons featuring exclusive video content and discussions.

  • Expert Interviews

    We sit down each month for an in-depth conversation with a TOB expert.

  • TOB Book Club

    Every month, the Community dives deeper by reading and discussing a book together – and you get to sit in on a live video discussion with the TOB Institute team.

  • Movie Recommendations

    Every month, we hand pick movies to recommend for our patrons and provide a printable study guide to help you explore TOB themes contained within that movie.

  • Ongoing Formation

    Fifteen minute video sessions every week that will awaken you to the meaning of life, love, and the whole of our Faith through insights from St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body.

  • Printable Study Guides

    Beautifully organized outlines to help you navigate through each month of video formation.

  • Dedicated Support

    Our team and the Community are available for support along this journey.

  • Early Registration

    Priority registration for TOB Institute live events, courses, and pilgrimages.

*Patron rewards vary based on your level of patronage.

What Do You Get?

When you're part of the community, you're not doing this alone.

As a member of Theology of the Body Community, you get incredible resources to help you unpack St. John Paul II's beautiful teachings, access to the Theology of the Body Institute team, and a community of people ready to journey with you!

  • Ongoing Formation

    Fifteen minute video sessions every week that will awaken you to the meaning of life, love, and the whole of our Faith through insights from St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Plus each month includes a printable study guide.

  • Online Community

    Access to the exclusive members only community on Facebook.

  • Dedicated Support

    Our team and the Community are available for support along this journey.

  • TOB Book Club*

    Every month, the Community dives deeper by reading and discussing book together – and you get to sit in on a live video discussion with the TOB Institute team.

  • Expert Interviews*

    We sit down each month for a conversation with a TOB expert.

  • Early Registration*

    Priority registration for TOB Institute live events and courses.

Who is teaching the formation content?

  Christopher West  

President, Theology of the Body Institute

Christopher is a best selling author, speaker, teacher, and world-renowned expert in St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body

Also Featuring

The team at the Theology of the Body Institute is incredible, so we wanted to make sure we were featuring content from multiple members on our team.

Bill Donaghy

Senior Lecturer / Content Specialist

Theology of the Body Institute

Jason Clark

Executive Vice President

Theology of the Body Institute

Jen Settle

Director of Programs

Theology of the Body Institute

Michael Marchand

Community Manager

Theology of the Body Institute

Additional Content

The team at the Theology of the Body Institute is incredible, so we wanted to make sure we were featuring content from multiple members on our team.

Bill Donaghy

Senior Lecturer / Content Specialist

Theology of the Body Institute

Jason Clark

Executive Vice President

Theology of the Body Institute

Jen Settle

Director of Programs

Theology of the Body Institute

Michael Marchand

Community Manager

Theology of the Body Institute

"I’ve known and respected Christopher for many years...He’s done a wonderful job translating John Paul II’s Theology of the Body into popular practice."

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop of Philadelphia

Expert Interviews

Every month, Bill Donaghy sits down for a video interview with other TOB experts. They break down that month's lesson and provide additional perspectives.

Bobby Angel

Catholic Speaker / Author

jackieandbobby.com

Fr. Jon Schnobrich

Vocations Director

Diocese of Burlington

Cindy Costello

Catholic Speaker

Gifts into Flame Ministry

Damon Owens

Catholic Speaker / Evangelist

joyTOB

Brian Butler

Executive Director

Dumb Ox Ministries

Katarina Woltornist

Artist / Teacher

Behold

ADDITIONAL EXPERTS ADDED EVERY MONTH

"In my biography of the Pope, I wrote that the theology of the body needed explication for those who weren’t specialists in biblical studies, theology, or philosophy. I am delighted that Christopher West has taken up that challenge. With intellectual care, with the experience bred of long years of teaching this material in the classroom and the parish, and taking account of his own experiences as a husband and father, Christopher West has put us in his debt by making the ‘theology of the body’ available to a wide [audience]."

George Weigel

Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington D.C.)