Monthly Archives: October 2013

Theology of the Movie Gravity: Evolution, Death and Teilhard de Chardin

Note: Spoiler Alert below for the movie Gravity Last weekend, I finally went to see the movie Gravity, one of the few times in the last ten years that I have seen a non-childrens’ movie in a theater. As I … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 21, 2013): Universe and Incarnation

  “[I]t appears contradictory (to the nature of participated being) to imagine God creating an isolated thing. Only one being can exist in isolation: Ens a se (Being which exists only in itself). Everything which is not God is essentially … Continue reading

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Stages of Cosmic Consciousness

Originally posted on ecospirituality resources:
A cosmology is not just a theoretical enterprise, but a way also to gain our bearings in the inner world.   Mary Conrow Coelho More and more people are deepening their awareness of Teilhard de…

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Sunday Reflection: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 20, 2013): Prayer and Persistence

This week is the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. The theme is persistence in prayer. Today’s reflection is from James Predmore, S.J. You can find the full reflection here, but set forth below is … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist (October 18)

Practically all we know of Luke (and it is not very much) comes from the New Testament. We do not know the place or date of his birth. In Paul’s Letter to Philemon (v.24) Paul refers to “Luke, my fellow worker”. In the … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch (October 17)

“It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name”. — St. Ignatius of Antioch This is a great week … Continue reading

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Babylon and Western Culture

One of my favorite prayer sites is Sacred Space, run by the Irish Jesuits. Their daily prayers consist of a modified Examen of Ignatian Spirituality. Every week they have a reflection as you enter into prayer. A reflection from a … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila (October 15)

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus.  Teresa was a Carmelite nun, writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along … Continue reading

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St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

Originally posted on The Holy Ones:
Saint Callistus the First, ora pro nobis! Imagine that your biography was written by an enemy of yours. And that its information was all anyone would have not only for the rest of your life but…

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 14, 2013): Reason and Miracles

“God is knowable by human reason. And yet, the miracle is absolutely necessary, not only because it is needed in apologetics, but also for the joy it brings to our hearts: the heart cannot find complete rest in a God … Continue reading

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