During the last week of June, 65 priests from mainly highland dioceses of Papua New Guinea took part in a week-long retreat on the Theology of the Body. Held at the Good Shepherd Seminary near Mt Hagen, the retreat was led by JP2 lecturers Dr Adam Cooper and Fr Joel Wallace. Archbishop Douglas Young of Mt Hagen, who organised the retreat, spoke of the great need for deeper and ongoing formation of priests and seminarians in the catechetical teaching of Pope John Paul II. No less than western nations, Papua New Guinea is facing unprecedented challenges in the areas of sexual ethics, marital spirituality, family well-being, and personal integrity. Many have never heard that our sexuality can be redeemed, or considered the far reaching implications of re-reading both our bodies and the Gospel as profoundly nuptial mysteries. Needless to say, it was a week of deep spiritual, intellectual, and vocational renewal, steeped in a rich daily routine of prayer, worship, meditation on the word of God, and fraternal fellowship.