Tag Archives: Ilia Delio

Evolving the Universe

Creativity Evolving the Universe Friday, June 8, 2018 Contemplation hastens the evolution of the human species. Whoever finds this out and practices it will hasten the evolutionary future of the human family. —Thomas Keating [1] Consider what Franciscan scientist and sister Ilia Delio, a scholar of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has to say about the… Continue Reading Evolving the Universe

“Christianity as Planetary Faith”

“Christianity as Planetary Faith” A faculty reflection by guest teacher Ilia Delio In the 1960s, Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel Corporation, predicted that computing power would increase exponentially, producing an unprecedented rate of change in human growth and society. Today technology is our fastest evolver. We are changing on every level: as persons, as community,… Continue Reading “Christianity as Planetary Faith”

Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

A Note from the Editor Dear Living School alumni, Christ is evolving in us. Our Living School formation has taught us that, come what may, the love of Christ is constant. Paradoxically, this constancy of Christ is not fixed and static but ever-flowing and always changing. Life and faith do not fit into a box,… Continue Reading Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

Discernment versus Decision Making

Vocation Discernment versus Decision Making Thursday, May 31, 2018 The holiness of Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), like all holiness, was unique and never merely a copy or imitation. In his Testament, he tells his brothers, “No one showed me what I had to do,” [1] and then, at the very end of his life, he… Continue Reading Discernment versus Decision Making

Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution Friday, April 27, 2018 Sister Ilia Delio, a Franciscan professor and theologian, has a wonderful way of making the brilliant writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin accessible. Teilhard (1881-1955) was a French philosopher, Jesuit priest, and paleontologist who brought a scientific and mystical perspective to… Continue Reading Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

A New Creation

Evolution A New Creation Friday, March 2, 2018 My Franciscan colleague, theologian and scientist Ilia Delio, applies the process of evolution to human spiritual growth: If being the image of God is at the heart of evolution in Christ, then the spiritual life is essential to Christian evolution. A dynamic interior spirit must be at… Continue Reading A New Creation

Choosing Heaven

Heaven Choosing Heaven Friday, December 22, 2017 Today I’d like to share a reflection from Franciscan sister and scientist Ilia Delio (who in turn presents insights from Rabbi Rami Shapiro) to end our week of reflection on eternity, love, and heaven: Heaven is earth transformed by love when earthly life is lived in love; the… Continue Reading Choosing Heaven

Coming to Be Love

Cosmology Coming to Be Love Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All Saints Day) Ilia Delio, a Franciscan sister and scientist, continues reflecting on love as the heart of the universe. To see the universe through the eyes of love helps us make sense of evolution, not as a process of cold, blind chance or randomness, but… Continue Reading Coming to Be Love

Love at the Heart of the Universe

Cosmology Love at the Heart of the Universe Tuesday, October 31, 2017 We used to believe that reality was comprised of little separate “elemental” building blocks, but now we realize that nothing exists in isolation; rather, as scientists like Franciscan sister Ilia Delio point out, everything exists as one interconnected whole. In today’s meditation, I… Continue Reading Love at the Heart of the Universe

We Are Already One

Cosmology We Are Already One Monday, October 30, 2017 There was no place in the universe that was separate from the originating power of the universe. Each thing of the universe had its very roots in this realm. —Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry [1] There is only Christ. He is everything and he is in everything. —Colossians 3:11… Continue Reading We Are Already One

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