Monthly Archives: January 2014

Escaping the Ego: St. John of the Cross and an Anatomy of the Self

Originally posted on A Wider Sunrise:
The most brilliant and illuminating discussion of the human self that I have ever read is in a a book by Denys Turner, The Darkness of God:Negativity in Christian Mysticism.* He draws from Aristotle…

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Flannery O’Connor on Teilhard de Chardin

  “It is doubtful if any Christian of this century can be fully aware of his religion until he has seen it in the cosmic light which Teilhard has cast upon it.” Flannery O’Connor – The Presence of Grace.

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Thinking Faith and Teilhard de Chardin

  To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus by Pope Pius VII, the Jesuits in Britain have produced a special calendar for 2014. The calendar features illustrations of 12 Jesuits from across the world who have been … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 27, 2014): Love Embracing the Earth

Courtesy of Pat Taylor and her blog Journey of a Former Nun “All we need is to imagine our ability to love developing until it embraces the totality of the people of the Earth.” 

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SERMON: A Christmas Sermon On Peace, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Originally posted on The Value of Sparrows :
PEACE ON EARTH This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race.  We have neither peace within nor peace without.  Everywhere paralyzing fears harrow people by day and haunt them by night.…

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Sunday Reflection: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 26, 2014): Unity in Diversity

I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the … Continue reading

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Encore Presentation of On Being’s Show on Teilhard de Chardin

NPR is broadcasting an encore presentation of a 2012 radio show on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.  This show is an excellent overview of some of the ideas of Teilhard de Chardin and his relevance today.  It contains interviews with Ursula … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin: Life is worth living

Thanks to Michael Kinney for finding this. The Patience Prayer by Teilhard de Chardin is on my refrigerator as I am in constant need of this grace.

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 20, 2014): Death of the Ego and Rebirth in Christ

Courtesy of Michael Kenney at Journey Towards Easter: “Christ consumes with his glance my entire being. And with that same glance, that same presence, he enters into those who are around me and whom I love. Thanks to him therefore … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, St. Augustine and Catholic Moral Law

In the United States, we celebrate the life and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. today.  I am too young to remember King or the civil rights movement. However, as a began my journey back to Christianity, I came across … Continue reading

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