Monthly Archives: November 2014

Discerning Advent – Darkness

Originally posted on God In All Things:
[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/godinallthings/Advent_1_Darkness.mp3%5D “Lord, it is nearly midnight and I am waiting for You in the darkness and the great silence.” – Thomas Merton Incarnation happens all around us. It happens when we see…

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Sunday Reflection, First Sunday of Advent (November 30, 2014): Being with God in the Waiting

This weekend is the First Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here. Advent is often thought of as a time of watching and waiting. That is true and the readings the next four weeks highlight themes from the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 24, 2014): The Divine Milieu at the End Times

  “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 … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe (November 23, 2014): Teilhard de Chardin’s Universal Christic Vision

  This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe and the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. I wrote last year about some of the background of this great feast, which … Continue reading

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Nerd and geek

Originally posted on There Will Be Bread:
A couple of weeks ago the Albany Times Union, (note: the paper hosts a mirror of this blog on their website)  ran a reprint of an editorial from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. To…

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The Evolution of the Term “Big Bang

Reader Jonathan Lace sent an excellent article on the history of the term Big Bang used by the New York Times. The history is interesting not only for its own sake but also for the example that a revolutionary idea … Continue reading

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The Teilhard de Chardin Project Play in Toronto Starting November 20

The following is courtesy of reader Mary Beaty of Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. Ms. Beaty posted it in the comment section to a post and am copying it here as it deserves its own mention. This looks like a … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 17, 2014): The Power of Love

“Love isn’t something we invented. It’s observable, powerful, it has to mean something… Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.” This quote is not from Teilhard de Chardin, but it could … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 16, 2014): Taking Risks for God

This weekend is the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The Gospel is about the parable of the talents. When I was younger, I was this parable strange on a couple of levels. First, I … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Albert the Great (November 15): Patron Saint of Scientists

Originally posted on Teilhard de Chardin:
St. Albert the Great, Patron Saint of Scientists Today is the Feast of St. Albert the Great who, along with St. Dominic, are the patron Saints of scientists.  In honor of this Feast Day, I am…

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