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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 29, 2014): Christian Love

For the last couple of days, I’ve given some thought to what you said about how Christianity must not to allow itself to be eclipsed by certain human virtues but must assimilate them (since they, too, are equally incapable of flourishing without implicitly basing … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 15, 2014): Suffering as a Means to Union with God

“I like to think that gradually, instead of being weighted down by your external cares, you’ll find yourself to some extent carried by them towards God, by the need you feel, in your love, to do something for him and … 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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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 10, 2014): Contemplation, Charity and Unity

  “Isn’t it odd that both of us . . . have the same weakness for the self-centered life of contemplation, undisturbed by anything, and in which no ‘third party’ . . . is unwelcomely added to the two essentials, … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (June 16, 2014): Charity and Progress

  “Christian detachment subsists wholly in this wider attitude of mind: but instead of “leaving behind” it leads on; instead of cutting off, it raises. It is no longer a breakaway but a way through; no longer a withdrawal but … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 26, 2014): Matter and Spirit; Christ and Charity

  “What is finally the most revolutionary and fruitful aspect of our present age is the relationship it has brought to light between Matter and Spirit: spirit being no longer independent of matter, or in opposition to it, but laboriously … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2013): Expectant Waiting and Dynamic Faith

“Be patient, brothers and sisters” — James (5:7) This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday (Rejoice!).  The readings can be found here. We continue the Advent theme of hopeful anticipation.  Today’s reflection, courtesy of Rev. Eric K. … Continue reading

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