Tag Archives: Ilia Delio

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

A New Cosmology

Cosmology A New Cosmology Sunday, October 29, 2017 When I was growing up, the common perception was that science and religion were at odds. Now that we are coming to understand the magnificent nature of the cosmos, we’re finding that many of the intuitions of mystics of all religions are paralleled by scientific theories and… Continue Reading A New Cosmology

Long Lost Friends

Faith and Science Long Lost Friends Sunday, October 22, 2017 Science and religion are long-lost dance partners. —Rob Bell [1] Faith provides evidence for things not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 Reality is God’s greatest ally. For centuries, science and religion worked together, learning from Creation. As Ilia Delio, both a scientist and a Franciscan nun, says,… Continue Reading Long Lost Friends

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… Continue Reading Christ in Evolution

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… Continue Reading The Blueprint of Creation

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.… Continue Reading Whole-Making

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