Tag Archives: Ilia Delio

Christ in Evolution

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 Christ in Evolution Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Ilia Delio, a Franciscan sister and scientist, describes the positive foundation we have in the cosmic Christ: Franciscan theology on the whole . . . emphasized the incarnation as the love of God made visible in the world. [Bonaventure] did not consider the Read More »

The Blueprint of Creation

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 The Bluprint of Creation Tuesday, March 28, 2017 To be proclaimed a “Doctor of the Church” one’s teaching must be considered entirely reliable and orthodox. In Bonaventure’s world, the frame of reality was always big, inclusive, and hopeful. First of all, Bonaventure was profoundly Trinitarian; he saw love always and Read More »

Whole-Making

The Perennial Tradition Whole-Making Monday, November 21, 2016 The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) stated that seminarians should “base themselves on a philosophy which is perennially valid,” and it encouraged the study of the entire history of philosophy and also “recent scientific progress.” [1] This sent willing Catholics in a new direction that is still unfolding. Read More »

Dying with Christ

Spirituality of Letting Go: Week 2 Dying with Christ Wednesday, September 7, 2016 My good friend and colleague, Franciscan 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 Read More »

Wholeness and Love

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 2 Wholeness and Love Friday, July 29, 2016 Perfection is not the elimination of imperfection. Divine perfection is the ability to recognize, forgive, and include imperfection—just as God does with all of us. Only in this way can we find the beautiful and hidden wholeness of God underneath the passing human Read More »

Giving Birth to God

Participation: Week 2 Giving Birth to God Friday, April 15, 2016 Many of the early teachers of the Christian Church believed in an ontological, metaphysical, objective union between humanity and God, which alone would allow Jesus to take us “back with him” into the life of the Trinity (John 17:23-24, 14:3, 12:26). This was how Read More »

Bias from the Bottom: Week 1 Summary

Bias from the Bottom: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, March 20-Friday, March 25, 2016 One of the great themes of the Bible, which begins in the Hebrew Scriptures and is continued in Jesus, is the preferential option for the poor, or the bias toward the bottom. (Sunday) The Bible clearly affirms law, authority, and tradition, as Read More »

God’s Most Distressing Disguise

Bias from the Bottom: Week 1 God’s Most Distressing Disguise Wednesday, March 23, 2016 In Jesus we have an almost extreme example of God taking sides. It starts with one who empties himself of all divinity (see Philippians 2:6-7), comes as a homeless baby in a poor family, then a refugee in a foreign country, Read More »

Paul: Week 1 Summary

Paul: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, March 6-Friday, March 11, 2016 In the spiritual journey you come to the day when you know you’re not just living your own life. You realize that Someone Else is living in you and through you, and that you are part of a much Bigger Mystery. (Sunday) For Paul, there Read More »

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