Created Out of Love … for Love by John Hamlon

–A new look at St. John Paul II’s contribution to thought on Marriage & Family–

Help us fund this film-study series for those who, regardless of background, want to read and understand St John Paul II’s writings on marriage and family—especially his Theology of the Body.

Created Out of Love … for Love will be filmed this June 9/10 at St. Cecilia parish in SF. The filmed class will become a series of 22 episodes each approximately 20 minutes in length.

WATCH PROMO (originally titled The Meaning of Love).


St John Paul II’s work is a gift for the 21st century, especially for young adults. The thirst for the truth of Catholic teaching on marriage and family is real. That truth invites one to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

We have witnessed the power of this teaching in our work with teens, young adults and adults. Many have returned again and again to take John Hamlon’s course. They do so because the content is freeing. John is a veteran guide for anyone who wants to traverse John Paul II’s thought, especially on marriage and family.

For a thorough explanation of the class please click here to download a PDF that explains ways you can help us raise $50,000 to produce this series.

We taught together at the University of San Francisco for 6 years. John Hamlon’s
series will be an excellent contribution to seminary formation because he has a full
understanding of the history of the development of the Theology of the Body.
– Fr. George Schultze, SJ
President and Rector, St Patrick’s Seminary | Menlo Park, CA


– Past events –


The Mystery of Love, with Jim Brady

Everyone has a driving desire to love and to be loved. So why do we seem to miss the mark so often? Beginning in September, the Dominican cloistered nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery and guest Jim Brady will be unraveling this mystery in a five-session series the second Saturday of the month. Based on the groundbreaking “Love and Responsibility” by Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II), some of the very practical, real-life relationship issues to be addressed include:

– What makes a true friendship?
– How does attraction lead to either selfless love or a relationship in which someone is being used?
– How do I know if I am in a relationship of authentic love or just another relationship doomed to failure?
– If everyone is made for spousal love, how is this desire reconciled with vocations to the priesthood, religious life or dedicated singlehood?

Every Second Saturday beginning in September | 9:15-11:30 a.m. (Mass available at 8 a.m.)
September 9, 2017 | October, 14, 2017 | November 11, 2017 | December 9, 2017 | January 13, 2018
Cost: $45 (includes books, materials)
Corpus Christi Monastery, 215 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA

Contact Sr. Joseph Marie, OP at or visit for availability/registration.

The Meaning of Love

“John can convey the importance of the Theology of the Body to seminarians … to appreciate the importance of marriage as the vital cell of society …  useful throughout their apostolic ministry.”
Fr. George Schultze, SJ. Rector, St Patrick Seminary & University 


3-Saturday Theology of the Body (TOB) course by John Hamlon at Easter’s Faith Formation Center

August 12, 19, 26, 2017

6916 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA
Doors open at 8:30; class begins at 9 am and ends at 4 pm each day.


“TOB part II—Deep Dive into TOB”, featuring Katrina Zeno

2nd Echoes of Worth Formation Conference for young adults.
St Patrick Seminary and University.

October 13-15, 2017

Friday evening new/refresher
Saturday workshop part II of the tryptic. More information at

Youth Conference

RISE “We believe in a Greater Love”

Echoes of Worth hosts exhibit / booth
Our Lady of Peace Shrine and Parish
2800 Mission College Blvd,
Santa Clara, CA 95054

November 10 – 11, 2017
Information at


Faith Formation

Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference
Echoes of Worth hosts  an exhibit/booth
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

November 3 – 4, 2017

TOB Retreat for Teens!

Echoes of Worth TOB Retreat for High School age teens.
Featuring Elizabeth Dequine, Justin Read, Klarissa Chichioco, Andrew Brown.

January 12 – 14, 2018

More info available at