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 it down to the depths from whence it springs. You know how your creatures can come into being only, like shoot from stem, as part of an endlessly renewed process of evolution.”

— Pierre 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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3 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 9, 2013): Transfigure the World

  1. Hi William–wanted to let you know the books came today–I ordered both Heroic Living as well as the Heroic Leadership—and will hopefully be able to pass it on to my principal—I may be retired but he’s still the boss over there 🙂
    Thank you again for the suggestions—I now have my homework cut out for me 😉
    Blessings and Grace this Tuesday afternoon to you—Julie

  2. Lynda says:

    Thank you for this post. I find Teilhard’s “Mass on the World” so amazing – his choice of words and the beautiful way in which he expresses the depth of his faith is transformational for me. Teilhard’s thinking has opened new vistas for me and I am so very grateful. I often think of the “Mass on the World” during Mass and envision the universality of the sacrament.

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