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


The Divine Milieu

The Divine Milieu

“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 our existence . . .To what force is it given to merge and exalt our partial rays into the principal radiance of Christ? To charity, the beginning and the end of all spiritual relationships . . . It is impossible to love Christ without loving others . . . And it is impossible to love others (in a spirit of broad human communion) without moving nearer to Christ.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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4 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 24, 2014): The Divine Milieu at the End Times

  1. Lynda says:

    Teilhard’s words never fail to inspire deep hope and joy within my soul. Thank you for sharing this quote and the image above.

  2. CJ Gonzalez says:

    Great quote. Would it have killed Teilhard though (or Merton for that matter) to have used “human being” or other inclusive nouns/pronouns instead of “men” in their writings? 😉 Just sayin. Carol

    CJ Gonzalez CLC, Pittsburgh

    • Hi Carol:

      You are correct on the frustrating use of the pronoun which was common at the time of writing (and unfortunately is still common in some quarters). Sarah Appleton-Weber did a new translation “The Human Phenomenon” of one of Teilhard’s classic works which attempts to rectify that.

      W. Ockham

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