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

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“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 far-reaching speculations and our encounter with the universe are come together into a unity. Over every living thing which is to spring up, to grow, to flower, to ripen during this day say again the words: This is my Body. And over every death-force which waits in readiness to corrode, to  wither, to cut down, speak again your commanding words which express the supreme mystery of faith: This is my Blood.”

— 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 16, 2013): Transubstantiation of the Universe

  1. Lynda says:

    This is so powerful. I reflected for several minutes because it is such a powerful quote. All is sacred because all finds its origin in God and God chooses to love all. How blessed we are to have these words of testimony on which to reflect these great truths..

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