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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… Continue Reading Falling Fearless into Love

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… Continue Reading Don’t Co-Exist. Coalesce!

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… Continue Reading Deep Hope Flows Over Deep Time

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… Continue Reading Teilhard for Troubled Times

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

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… Continue Reading The Christification of the Universe

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… Continue Reading A New Cosmology

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… Continue Reading The Pattern of Evolution

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… Continue Reading One Great Act of Giving Birth

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… Continue Reading The Fourth Person of the Trinity

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