Tag Archives: Teilhard de Chardin


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 »

The Christification of the Universe

Nature: Week 1 The Christification of the Universe Sunday, November 6, 2016 The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. —John 6:51 Jesus the Christ did not talk in this truly shocking way (see John 6:60) so we could worship bread and wine. He came so that we Read More »

A New Cosmology

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 A New Cosmology Friday, November 4, 2016 [The cosmos] is fundamentally and primarily living. [1] Christ, through his Incarnation, is interior to the world, rooted in the world even in the very heart of the tiniest atom. [2] Nothing seems to me more vital, from the point of view of Read More »

The Pattern of Evolution

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 The Pattern of Evolution Thursday, November 3, 2016 Perhaps the reason it is so hard for us to see the evolution of the Cosmic Christ in our individual lives and in the arc of history is that this groaning and this giving birth (see Romans 8:22) proceeds by a process Read More »

One Great Act of Giving Birth

The Cosmic Christ: Week 2 One Great Act of Giving Birth Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All Souls’ Day) Humanity alone is called to assist God. Humankind is called to co-create. —Hildegard of Bingen [1] For of his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. —John 1:16, NASB The Greek word here for “fullness” is Read More »

The Fourth Person of the Trinity

Trinity: Week 2 The Fourth Person of the Trinity Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Many of us started with some notion of God as an abstract Being and then, because of Jesus, we decided that this Being is also loving. Instead, the Trinitarian revelation begins with the loving–and this is the true definition of being! Most Read More »

Gabrielle Stoner

Brie has launched a website, Becoming Ultra Human, an exploration of the teachings of Teilhard de Chardin. In Brie’s words: “It’s hard for me to explain why this man’s life and work has so captivated me. When I read his writings I somehow understand the landscape of my own soul and recognize the same passion 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 »

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 »

Everything That Rises Will Converge

Paul: Week 1 Everything That Rises Will Converge Friday, March 11, 2016 In Romans 8:22, Paul says, “From the beginning until now, the entire creation as we know it has been groaning in one great act of giving birth.” Just this one line from Paul should be enough to justify a Christian belief in evolution. Read More »

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