Monthly Archives: April 2014

Good Friday Reflections on Mother Teresa, Suffering, Blood Sacrifice and Kenosis

As we continue the reflection and celebration on the Easter Triduum, I would like to include several reflections from my favorite resources. First, is from David Backes, Professor, Deacon, author and owner of the outstanding blog New Wood.  Set forth … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin and the Cross as Symbol for Purification of Being

    [O]n the panoramic screen of an evolutive world which we have just erected, the whole picture undergoes a most impressive change. When the Cross is projected upon such a universe, in which struggle against evil is the sine … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin on the Redemption Suffering of the Passion

The following was written based upon his experience witnessing the carnage of trench warfare in World War I: What a vast ocean of human suffering spreads over the entire earth at every moment! Of what is this mass formed? Of … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin on The Cross as Symbol of Future Union of Humanity

“[I]n spite of the profound readjustments that are being made in our phenomenal vision of the world, the Cross still stands; it rears itself up ever more erect at the common meeting place of all values and all problems, deep … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (April 14, 2014): Easter Sunday

“O God, if in my life I have not been wrong, allow me to die on Easter Sunday”. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin died of a heart attack on April 10, 1955: Easter Sunday

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Consciousness, the rose and the fire

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? All manner of thing shall be well When the tongues of flame are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one TS Eliot Any static theory of consciousness…

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Sunday Reflection, Palm Sunday (April 13, 2014): A Literary Journey Through Matthew’s Passion

  Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point … Continue reading

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The Limits of Science in Understanding Mystical Experiences

    In recent years, there has been a lot of scientific studies showing a positive correlation between prayer and meditation a person’s mental and psychological well-being.  While this correlation has been known for thousands of years, advanced scientific techniques such … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Anniversary of Death of Teilhard de Chardin

    Today is the 59th anniversary of the death of Teilhard de Chardin. I hope to attend Mass today and prepare as we head towards Palm Sunday. However, I was also delighted to learn that the Lectionary for the Episcopal … Continue reading

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QUOTE (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) – April 9

Originally posted on A DEVOTED LIFE:
“Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had…

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