Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ignatian Spirituality: Learning to Live Reverently

July is a special month for Ignatian Spirituality as July 31 is the Feast Day for St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits.  This year, the outstanding site Ignatian Spirituality is having … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 15, 2013): Collective Consciousness and the Consummated Christ

“Without biological evolution which produced the brain, there would be no sanctified souls; similarly, without the evolution of collective thought which alone can realize on earth the fullness of human consciousness, could there be a consummated Christ?” — Pierre Teilhard … Continue reading

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Life of Teilhard de Chardin: First China Trip and Mass on the World (1923-1924)

Teilhard de Chardin set sail for his first trip to China in Spring 1923.  He landed at Shanghai and proceeded to travel by train to Tientsin, a coastal city some eighty miles from Peking where Emile Licent, S.J., had built … Continue reading

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Scientific Potpourri: July 16, 2013

Here are some of the leading science stories from astronomy, cosmology and evolutionary biology from the past week: Space-Time is Not the Same for Everyone.  From Science Daily:  Before the Big Bang, space-time as we know it did not exist. … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Bonaventure, July 15, 2013

July is a great month for Saints as many intellectual and spiritual giants of the Church have their Feast days this month.  Today we honor St. Bonaventure, another Doctor of the Church.   St. Bonaventure was born at Bagnoregio in Latium, not far … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection; 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (July 14, 2013) (Golden Rule: The Moral Law and the Existence of God)

Today is the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In today’s readings we have the famous Golden Rule: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 8, 2013): God is a Choice

“God is a choice; a very simple choice; the choice between a Yes and a No, between the sign + and the sign -.  None of us can avoid making this choice, and it is extremely difficult to make the … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Benedict, Patron Saint of Europe

Today is the Feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, one of the Patron Saints of Europe.  Below is a description of St. Benedict from the Irish Jesuits: Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – c. 547) known as the Father of … Continue reading

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Life of Teilhard de Chardin: Writing and Research in France (1918-1923)

After World War I, Teilhard de Chardin recuperated which gave him the time to develop his thoughts.  Two of the essays that he wrote in late 1918 and early 1919 highlight the tension that he faced his entire life.   … Continue reading

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The Prayerful Beauty of Silence

Today is the last day of my Silent Retreat and I am about to reenter the world, starting with what will be chaotic Board meeting.  I will remember the experiences and the silence of the last few days.  As Andy … Continue reading

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