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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 (November 3, 2014): Lose Yourself in God

“Don’t let yourself succumb, I beg you, to the perpetual fear that you’re doing nothing worthy of your life or commensurable with your wishes or God’s grace. I believe that you’re doing a great deal — much more than we … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 27, 2014): Human Work in the Glory of God

  “One by one, through human effort aided by God, souls are distilled, precious drops, — and the nectar which comes at the end has not the same savour as that which flowed first. Each has its own exquisite value. … Continue reading

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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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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 13, 2014): Spirit, Matter and God

“There is neither spirit nor matter in the world. The stuff of the universe is spirit-matter. No other substance but this could have produced the human molecule.” — Teilhard de Chardin (cited by Dave Pruett)

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 6, 2014): Overcoming Suffering

“By no means the least disturbing aspect of the problem of evil, is this powerlessness of the world to develop successfully, I won’t say the best, but at any rate a good part of itself. . . When you’re confronted with this mystery, it’s … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 29, 2014): Origins of Belief

“To believe is to develop an act of synthesis whose first origin is inapprehensible. . . [O]ne has to verify the solidity of an inevitable initial faith, and then one has to verify the organic continuity of the successive stages which … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 22, 2014): Spiritual Progress

“[I]t remains true that, expressed in forms that are infinitely varied, there can ultimately be only one psychological axis of spiritual progress towards God. Even if they are expressed in completely subjective terms, many of the things I am going … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 15, 2014): The Cross and Progress

“If the Cross is to reign over an earth that has suddenly awaken to consciousness of a biological movement drawing it ahead, then at all costs and as soon as possible it must (if it is to be able to … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 1, 2014): Religion and Spirituality

“I was having a comfortable glass of beer with a lieutenant who is a friend of mine, and observing with curiosity the Spanish mission who were loading one another with congratulations around their cups of tea. Our conversation gradually turned … Continue reading

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