A Hunger for Wholeness  – Madeleva Lecture (2017)

Ilia Delio, OSF, was honored as the 2017 Madeleva Lecturer. The Madeleva Lecture is named to honor Sister M. Madeleva Wolff, CSC. As the president of Saint Mary’s College, Sr. Madeleva inaugurated the Graduate School of Sacred Theology at the College, a unique and pioneering venture that provided graduate theological training to women and lay men from 1943-1970. This highly-regarded lecture honors an accomplished female scholar in the discipline of theology.  (1:22:38)

Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions (2016)

American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, NY on May 14, 2016. Ilia Delio lectures on “Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions: Ultra Catholic or Ultra Human?” (1:39:13)  

The Ignation Lecture (2014)

Rethinking Catholicity in an Evolving World:  Is the universe ‘catholic’? Sensitive to our world of religious pluralism, this lecture focuses on catholicity as a dynamic principle of attraction or ‘whole-making’ that marks the Big Bang cosmos, biological evolution, and religious evolutionary consciousness, and which breaks open in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Dr. Delio will discuss the meaning of Jesus in light of evolution and the relationship between catholicity and Christogenesis through the work of Teilhard de Chardin. (1:40:22)

Evolution Weekend

Evolution Weekend 2014 at the UMC Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center in Fulton Maryland featuring Drs. Richard Restak, Ilia Delio and Stephen Freeland. (2:15:18)

 The Christian Life in Evolution (2012)

A talk given to Contemplative Outreach of Washington CD and Maryland. The talk begins with a brief mention of an axial shift in history from tribal to individual consciousness, a time when the Greek philosophers, the Jewish prophets, Zoroaster, the Buddha, Confucius, and others appeared. (800 to 200 BCE) (1:01:21)

Science and Religion (2011)

Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Senior Fellow at Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, discusses the Science & Religion program with its ongoing exploration of transhumanism, ecology, and evolution. Where is our species going? From where does it come? And what does it mean to be Christian in the context of those two answers? (5:41)

Food, Ecology, and Consciousness (2010)

In preparation for the October 27th, 2010 Woodstock Forum “Are We Eating Ourselves to Death? Food, Ecology, and Consciousness,” Woodstock Senior Fellow Ilia Delio sat down with us to discuss themes of ecology in everyday life, and how she hopes the forum will raise awareness of our participation in the food system, as well as the ecological cost of our eating habits. (10:47)

Gospel Life in the 21st Century (2009)

Part 1: Sister Ilia Delio discusses gospel life in the 21st Century based on Franciscan values. (9:56)

Also available, Ilia’s DVD teaching series for purchase: EVOLUTION AND CHRISTOGENESIS 

EVOLUTION AND CHRISTOGENESIS – 6 DVD Set for $69.99, available for purchase HERE. Produced in collaboration with The Well Spirituality Center. This series includes the following topics:

  1. Evolution and Christogenesis: A New Paradigm
  2. The Living Universe: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality
  3. Christ: The Soul of the Evolving Universe
  4. Cosmogenesis as Christogenesis: Birthing the Christ
  5. Technology and Noogenesis: Convergence of Consciousness
  6. The Living Church: Christifying Love for a New Humanity

See a short preview from this video lecture series here: