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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 9, 2013): Transfigure the World

“Lord, may the might of your invincible hands direct and transfigure for the great world you have in mind that earthly travail which I have gathered into my heart and now offer you in its entirety. Remold it, rectify it, recast … 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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Feast of the Transfiguration: Teilhard de Chardin and Mass on the World

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.  It was one of those rare instances during Jesus’ lifetime when His divinity was clearly apparent to his closest disciples.  The Transfiguration also had a special place in the life and theology of … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 5, 2013): Mass on the World

“Since once again, Lord — though this time not in the forests of the Aisne but in the steppes of Asia — I have neither bread, nor wine, nor altar, I will raise myself beyond these symbols, up to the … Continue reading

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Life of Teilhard de Chardin: First China Trip and Mass on the World (1923-1924)

Teilhard de Chardin set sail for his first trip to China in Spring 1923.  He landed at Shanghai and proceeded to travel by train to Tientsin, a coastal city some eighty miles from Peking where Emile Licent, S.J., had built … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 20): In the Beginning . . .

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

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