Tag Archives: Hymn of the Universe

Sunday Reflection (Pentecost), June 8, 2014: Unleashing the Fire of the Holy Spirit

  This weekend is the celebration of Pentecost, which marks the end of the Easter Season. The readings can be found here.  The coming of the Holy Spirit is often represented by tongues of fire.  Fire was also prominent for … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Second Sunday of Lent (March 16, 2014): Transfigured in Christ

This weekend is the Second Sunday of Lent.  The readings can be found here.  The readings focus on the Transfiguration.  It was one of those rare instances during Jesus’ lifetime when His divinity was clearly apparent to his closest disciples. … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin and the Blaze of Holy Unease

When I was away on my mini-sabbatical a couple of weeks ago, Shannon Huffman Polson had a wonderful two-part article on Teilhard de Chardin at Patheos. The article describes how Ms. Polson was listening to an On Being radio interview … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 16, 2013): Transubstantiation of the Universe

“Lord, do you now therefore, speaking through my lips, pronounce over this earthly travail your twofold efficacious word: the word without which all that our wisdom and our experience have built up must totter and crumble—the word through which all our most … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 9, 2013): Transfigure the World

“Lord, may the might of your invincible hands direct and transfigure for the great world you have in mind that earthly travail which I have gathered into my heart and now offer you in its entirety. Remold it, rectify it, recast … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 2, 2013): Depths of God

“Lord, I know we cannot forestall, still less dictate to  you, even the smallest of your actions; from you alone comes all initiative—and this applies in the first place to my prayer. Radiant Word, blazing Power, you who mold the manifold so … Continue reading

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Feast of the Transfiguration: Teilhard de Chardin and Mass on the World

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.  It was one of those rare instances during Jesus’ lifetime when His divinity was clearly apparent to his closest disciples.  The Transfiguration also had a special place in the life and theology of … Continue reading

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