During the first National Theology of the Body Congress, the Theology
of the Body Institute honored Pauline Books & Media with an inaugural award for their work on John Paul II’s groundbreaking catechesis on the human person. The award was inscribed with the following: “In recognition for your pioneering work and outstanding achievements in educating others about and promoting Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body Daughters of St. Paul.”
Pauline Books & Media (PBM) has a long and distinguished history with John Paul II’s work, beginning in 1981 when the publishing house compiled JPII’s general audiences on his perspective of the human person into the book Original Unity of Man & Woman. PBM followed up that bestselling title with another volume of the Pope’s talks in 1983 titled Blessed Are the Pure of Heart: Sermon on the Mount, leading to Reflections on Humanae Vitae: Conjugal Morality & Spirituality (1984) and Theology of Marriage & Celibacy (1986). Most recently Pauline Books has published Michael Waldstein's outstanding translation of the Pope's Catecheses, delivered in Italian during his general audiences.