March 1, 2024 | Local News
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

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Come and become one who sees

An invitation to the event that will awaken you to the beauty of the truth of Catholicism


In preparation for the Made for More event happening at Blessed Mother Parish in Owensboro on April 18, I had the privilege of sitting down for an interview with Christopher West where he stated, “This is not a ‘theology lecture,’ it’s more like a night at the theater.” This event beautifully weaves together music, art, words, videos, and more in order to awaken our hearts to the truth, goodness, and beauty of what it means to be human.

“The Theology of the Body gives us a map and a blueprint—a blueprint for who we are, and a map to follow to become who we’re meant to be,” he said. The Made for More event is designed to equip us with that very map that will take us on the journey that Christopher West calls, “the longest one in the universe,” the journey from the head to the heart. We have to gain knowledge of that very map and blueprint for who we are, where we come from, and where we are going in order to make that journey, which is the journey of the Christian life itself.

I would love to invite you to not only watch the full interview with Christopher (available to watch here) in order to gain a better understanding of what this event is and how the truth and beauty revealed therein is vital to the Christian life, but to purchase a ticket and attend the Made for More event itself. You will walk away with a new perspective on life and the beginning of the map and blueprint to follow Christ’s call to “come and become one who sees.”

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased either online at or in the office of any of the sponsoring parishes: St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Whitesville; and Sts. Joseph and Paul Parish, Blessed Mother Parish, and Immaculate Parish in Owensboro.

Emily Gipson is the director of catechetical formation at St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Whitesville

Originally printed in the March 2024 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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