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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 20, 2014): Religion and Mysticism

  Due to travel schedule, this week’s quote is not from Teilhard de Chardin but is from another one of my favorite authors, Philip St. Romain in the spirit of Teilhard de Chardin: “To emphasize the pivotal role of faith … Continue reading

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St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Teilhard de Chardin

In honor of the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J. had a good article in the Catholic News Agency on the spirituality of St. Thérèse and its relationship to the vision of Teilhard de Chardin: … Continue reading

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The Interior Life and the Presence of God

  I came across by this great article by Arnold Van Vugt in the Sun Star of the Philippines reflecting on Pentecost and discussing the need for Christianity to regain its sense of mysticism and wonder, including great quotes by Teilhard de Chardin … Continue reading

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The Limits of Science in Understanding Mystical Experiences

    In recent years, there has been a lot of scientific studies showing a positive correlation between prayer and meditation a person’s mental and psychological well-being.  While this correlation has been known for thousands of years, advanced scientific techniques such … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (March 17, 2014): Mysticism and Spirit

[I]t is clear that since all time Christianity has, by virtue of its structure, fallen into equilibrium in the direction of the spirit of unification and synthesis: God finally becoming all in all within an atmosphere of pure charity (‘sola … Continue reading

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Archbishop Menamparampil on Teilhard de Chardin, Mysticism and Engagement with Culture

It is the mission of modern mystics to bring joy to people in the streets, slums, hospital and prisons.” — Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil I came across a great article in Don Bosco India on a speech given by Archbishop Emeritus … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila (October 15)

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus.  Teresa was a Carmelite nun, writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along … Continue reading

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