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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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Second Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2013): Burning Away What Divides Us

I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. — Matthew 3:11 This Sunday … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 2, 2013): Depths of God

“Lord, I know we cannot forestall, still less dictate to  you, even the smallest of your actions; from you alone comes all initiative—and this applies in the first place to my prayer. Radiant Word, blazing Power, you who mold the manifold so … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 26, 2013): Calling Down Fire

“Because, my God, though I lack the soul-zeal and the sublime integrity of your saints, I yet have received from you an, overwhelming sympathy for all that stirs within the dark mass of matter; because I know myself to be irremediably … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 18, 2013): Purifying Fire of God’s Love

Today is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The weekly readings are here and are extremely challenging.  In Luke’s Gospel Jesus proclaims: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 12, 2013): In the beginning . . . )

“In the beginning was Power, intelligent, loving, energizing. In the beginning was the Word, supremely capable of mastering and molding whatever might come into being in the world of matter. In the beginning there were not coldness and darkness; there was Fire. This is the truth. … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 6): Harnessing the Energies of Love

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” (“The Evolution of … Continue reading

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