Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 26, 2013): Calling Down Fire


“Because, my God, though I lack the soul-zeal and the sublime integrity of your saints, I yet have received from you an, overwhelming sympathy for all that stirs within the dark mass of matter; because I know myself to be irremediably less a child of heaven than a son of earth; therefore I will this morning climb up in spirit to the high places, bearing with me the hopes and the miseries of my mother; and there—empowered by that priesthood which you alone (as I firmly believe) have bestowed on me—upon all that in the world of human flesh is now about to be born or to die beneath the rising sun I will call down the Fire.”

Teilhard de Chardin, “Mass on the World

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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2 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 26, 2013): Calling Down Fire

  1. Lynda says:

    The photo is powerful together with the words of Teilhard de Chardin. No matter how many times I read his words, I am blessed with new meaning each time. The passion in his soul speaks deeply to the passion in my soul. Thank you for sharing this.

    • I agree. The “Quote of the Week” for the past few weeks (and next few as a preview) are going through portions of Mass on the World. I remember how deeply moved I was the first time I read it.

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