Teilhard's Mysticism - Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ

Event Summary:In an early essay, Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin provides us with a road map into the intensely mystical environment in which he lived and moved. He describes the stages of his mystical growth in terms of five concentric circles. These circles, which are more properly imaged as the loops of a spiral that he continually revisited throughout his life, sketch out a sacred path into an ever deepening reality, a reality that is informed as much by the science of his time as it is by his religious tradition. They help us trace his growth and development as he plunged ever more deeply into the heart of matter and into the heart of God, where he found the radiance of a loving, cosmic Person—the God for evolution.
Through input, prayer, song, film, contemplative activities, and sharing, we follow Teilhard as he travels ever more deeply from Circle to Circle into the arms of the Cosmic Christ.
Event Details:Schedule of Retreat
Saturday, August 19
5:00 p.m.    Dinner
7:00 p.m.    Opening Conference
Sunday, August 20   
10:00— Eucharist
Retreat ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Monday for those who wish, viewing of Solar Eclipse.   Let us know and we will provide safe eye protection for viewing the solar event.
 Kathleen Duffy, SSJ is Professor of Physics at Chestnut Hill College, where she directs the Interdisciplinary Honors Program and the Institute for Religion and Science. She is editor of Teilhard Studies and serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Teilhard Association and Cosmos and Creation. Her present research deals with the way Teilhard de Chardin’s religious writings connect with modern science. She has published several book chapters and articles on these topics, an edited volume of essays entitled Rediscovering Teilhard’s Fire  (St. Joseph’s University Press, 2010), and Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution (Orbis Books, 2014).
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Date:8/19/2017 5:00 PM
Date Details:August 19-20, 2017
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