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7 Misconceptions about chastity

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

Mathilde De Robien-published on 11/17/21

Alex Deschênes discovered St. John Paul II’s theology of the body when he was 20 years old, and it revolutionized his life. In turn, has made the late holy pontiff’s reflections his own, and shares his vision of the body and sexuality in an accessible language.

In particular, he describes chastity not as a sum of prohibitions, but as a path—an admittedly arduous one—that leads to the joy of true love.

“Chastity is a difficult virtue, and its acquisition requires time; one must wait for its fruits and for the joy of loving that it should bring. But it is the infallible path to joy,” wrote St. John Paul II.

To shed light on this notion of chastity, Alex Deschênes dispels a number of misconceptions:

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