Monthly Archives: November 2013

First Sunday of Advent (December 1, 2013): Preparing for Christ

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the Church year. The readings can be found here. The themes include preparing for the various comings of Christ. The reflection comes from Living Space run by the Irish … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Grave at Advent Season

Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the Church is heading into the Advent Season this weekend. The above photo is of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s grave in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. The photo is courtesy of Jacqueline and Pierre Francois … Continue reading

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Peter Faber, S.J. to be declared Saint

I had previously written about the life of Peter (Pierre) Faber, S.J., a companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the first Jesuit priest. Pope Francis mentioned Fr. Faber as one of his role models for his pontificate. Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Site Update

When I started this blog just over six months ago I had no idea what to expect. Unlike most areas of my life, there was not a clear direction or goals. I was not convinced that the internet needed yet … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 25, 2013)

[I]f in his interpretation of the process of the Incarnation a Christian adopts the eminently justifiable point of view which rests on organic and physical analogies, then nothing in the world any longer subsists permanently for him apart from the … Continue reading

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Seeking the sacred

Originally posted on The Sprightly Writer:
I heard about a hit-and-run that happened in our area last week from a police officer friend of mine.  He was just telling me about it on Saturday night, when I brought him maple…

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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe (November 24, 2013): Teilhard de Chardin’s Universal Christic Vision

“Our individual mystical effort awaits an essential completion in its union with the mystical effort of all other men. The divine milieu which will ultimately be one in the Pleroma, must begin to become one during the earthly phase of … Continue reading

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It’s not always what you think

Originally posted on cookiecrumbstoliveby:
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. Gilbert K. Chesterton Upon first glance, the tree out in the pasture…

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Scientific Potpourri (November 22, 2013): Neutrinos outside the solar system, first Americans, origins of dogs and more

  Here are some top stories in cosmology, physics and evolutionary biology from the past couple of weeks. Astronomers Detect Neutrinos From Outside the Solar System.  This follows from the earlier post on the IceCube Project. From the Verge: Astronomers Astronomers … Continue reading

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Quantum Physics, Relationality and the Triune God

One of the great contributions that Teilhard de Chardin made to Christian theology is his reconciliation of traditional Christian theology with evolutionary biology. Science has continued to advance. Discoveries in the past 100 years, from the Big Bang to particle … Continue reading

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