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Cultivation Not Domination

Franciscan Ecological Wisdom Cultivation Not Domination Tuesday, May 19, 2020 St. Bonaventure (1221–1274) taught that “Christ, as a human being, shares with all creatures; indeed he possesses being with rocks, lives among the plants, senses with animals, and understands with angels.” [1] In saying this, Bonaventure wanted to give theological weight to the deep experience… Continue Reading Cultivation Not Domination

The Prayer of Francis and Clare

The Universal Pattern The Prayer of Francis and Clare Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Both St. Francis of Assisi (1182–1226) and St. Clare (1194–1253) let go of their fear of suffering; any need for power, prestige, and possessions; and any need for their small self to be important. By doing so they came to know who… Continue Reading The Prayer of Francis and Clare

Death Transformed

The Universal Pattern Death Transformed Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday In this short Easter message, Richard Rohr shares how the Universal Christ meets suffering reality through resurrection. Watch the video below or listen to the audio beneath the video. [Rise up] O sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, for I am the life of… Continue Reading Death Transformed

Love: The Highest Form of Knowing

Knowing and Not Knowing Love: The Highest Form of Knowing
 Friday, January 31, 2020 My good friend, Franciscan sister and scientist Ilia Delio, has written a wonderful autobiography. In it she recounts how her parents decided to name her Denise. (She would have been named Denis had she been a boy.) Later in life, she was delighted to find a… Continue Reading Love: The Highest Form of Knowing

A New Consciousness

Cosmology: Part Two A New Consciousness Monday, September 2, 2019 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. The Word became flesh and dwelt… Continue Reading A New Consciousness

Participating in God

Cosmology: Part Two Participating in God Sunday, September 1, 2019 From the beginning until now, the entire creation as we know it has been groaning in one great act of giving birth. —Romans 8:22 Just this one line from Paul should be enough to justify evolution. God creates things that create themselves! Wouldn’t this be… Continue Reading Participating in God

A New Cosmology

Cosmology: Part One A New Cosmology Monday, August 26, 2019 When I was growing up, the common perception was that science and religion were at deep odds with one another. Now that we are coming to understand the magnificent nature of the cosmos, we’re finding that many mystics’ spiritual intuitions are paralleled by scientific theories… Continue Reading A New Cosmology

Nonviolence: Weekly Summary

Nonviolence Summary: Sunday, August 18—Friday, August 23, 2019 The root of violence is the illusion of separation—from God, from being one with oneself and everything else, and from Being Itself. (Sunday) Mohandas Gandhi said nonviolence was the active, unconditional love toward others, the persistent pursuit of truth, the radical forgiveness toward those who hurt us,… Continue Reading Nonviolence: Weekly Summary

Dying with Christ

Dying Before You Die Dying with Christ Monday, April 1, 2019 My good friend and Franciscan colleague Sister Ilia Delio writes: God is radically involved with the world, empowering the world toward fullness in love, but God is unable to bring about this fullness without the cooperation of humans. Human and divine cannot co-create unto… Continue Reading Dying with Christ

Consciously Evolving

Christ in Evolution Consciously Evolving Friday, March 15, 2019 Ilia Delio explores what it means to consciously, intentionally participate in evolution: Because we humans are in evolution we must see Christ in evolution as well—Christ’s humanity is our humanity, Christ’s life is our life. . . . To live Christ is to live community; to… Continue Reading Consciously Evolving

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