Tag Archives: Teilhard de Chardin

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

Falling Fearless into Love

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Falling Fearless into Love Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The third and most powerful wellspring of hope that Teilhard has to offer us—for those with “eyes to see and hearts to hear”—is Read More »

Don’t Co-Exist. Coalesce!

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Don’t Co-Exist. Coalesce! Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The second hopeful resource that Teilhard brings to our unsettled times is his unshakable conviction that evolutionary progress will unfold its ultimate triumph in Read More »

Deep Hope Flows Over Deep Time

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Deep Hope Flows Over Deep Time Monday, October 16, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The first of the Teilhardian “road signs” helps us reframe our sense of scale: Teilhard reminds us that deep hope flows over Read More »

Teilhard for Troubled Times

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Teilhard for Troubled Times Sunday, October 15, 2017 I’ve invited Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, to explore Christian mysticism in this week’s Daily Meditations. When I was asked to reflect on a mystic’s life and work, for me the choice was clear. In the midst of 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 »

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 »

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