“Cindy Costello — You are such a gift! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your wisdom, and your heart with us. What a beautiful night–a breath of fresh air, you might say ;)”
Lindsay, Catholic Moms Prayer Group, St Vincent’s , Stirling, NJ
“We were blessed, inspired, and encouraged to have Cindy Costello, a Graduate of the Theology of the Body Institute’s Certification Program speak to the Women of St. Jude in Blairstown NJ. She opened our spiritual eyes to see that God created us and our sexuality to draw us intimately to Himself. We learned that Theology of the Body begins with our creation as women, takes form in our vocations and always points to our destiny – union with God forever in heaven. God creating us male and female is but a foretaste of our union with Him in heaven. Tears of joy and understanding flowed as our hearts and minds absorbed the life–changing knowledge that we, the church, are truly the bride of Christ. Cindy left us eager for more.”
Mary Ho, Women’s LIFE, St Jude, Blairstown, NJ
Cindy Costello gives wonderful, heartfelt presentations on Theology of the Body! I have witnessed Cindy give talks to adults, teens and both together and every time, she is able to speak at a level everyone can understand and embrace. Her vast knowledge of the subject and her own experiences as a wife and mother illuminate her Theology of the Body presentations with beautiful insights and practical applications.
In particular, Cindy has given Theology of the Body Family Faith presentations for 6th, 7th, 8th graders and their parents for the past several years as part of the Religious Educations programs at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. This was a unique and important session that served to teach as well as open up an important dialogue on Catholic morality between parents and their middle school child(ren). Parents enjoyed affirming the positive values and God given gifts they saw developing in their child(ren).
“This was such a beautiful session and my son enjoyed it as well.”
“The affirmations we were able to give to our children were very nice. We don’t ever really take time out of the day to do that. The emphasis on self- worth was important and we had an interesting discussion about modesty.”
“My daughter went to the session a year ago and everything that was spoken about has encouraged her, even today, to think twice before she chooses what to wear which is great.“
Deirdre Nemeth Director of 1st-8th Faith Formation, St. Vincent De Paul Parish Stirling, NJ
“Tom (Cindy’s husband ) and Cindy’s talks on the Theology of the Body have been both informative and engaging.Their rapport with our teenagers is phenomenal. They are open and honest with them.They share from their own experiences which makes them relatable.We here at St. Jude’s are very blessed to have them.”
Lil Callello, Coordinator of Religious Ed/Liturgy Coordinator, St Jude Parish Hopatcong, NJ