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Most Reverend Archbishop Dennis Schnurr

“Ruah Woods has been a tremendous asset to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati since the organization began its operations in 2009. Ruah Woods is a valued ministry that provides important direction to teens, single individuals, engaged and married couples as well as those considering a vocation to the priesthood and religious life, by promoting the Church’s great teaching of the Theology of the Body.

This message has brought great joy to many of our parishes and schools throughout the Archdiocese. There is a great hunger among Catholics to hear and understand the message of Theology of the Body as they struggle to live within our secular culture.”
- Most Reverend Archbishop Dennis Schnurr

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"I have been greatly blessed and encouraged by studying 'Theology of the Body' at Ruah Woods. The material is biblical, theologically rich, and practical. It has given me a new appreciation for the deep symbolism of marriage and a renewed enthusiasm for loving my wife the way Christ loved the church. The course has helped me move beyond stereotypes of Roman Catholicism to understand what the church actually teaches, and has given me an opportunity to see the deep and vibrant quality of contemporary Catholic faith.”
– a Bible college professor