Teilhard de Chardin believed that thinking is essential to evolution. How we think is how we evolve because thinking is the act of the mind creating new unities and new horizons of insight.
To think is to unify, to make wholes where there are scattered fragments; not merely to register it but to confer upon it a form of unity it would otherwise be without.
– PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN
As you engage with the Omega Center content and blogs listed below, we encourage you to read and apply Ilia Delio’s instruction: READING FOR AN EVOLUTIONARY AGE: OMEGA LECTIO DIVINA.
An audio interview with ILIA DELIO
As the audio interview begins Brie Stoner asks Ilia Delio about her recent blog (FINDING OUR WAY IN AN EVOLUTIONARY WORLD), and what is meant when using the term “consciousness.” As their conversation continues other topics raised for discussion include the nature of reality, the relationship between inner and outer life, mysticism, and some thoughts on how to we can approach personal development and our willingness to change.
by ILIA DELIO
Recently, I was at a retreat house in New Jersey with a group of older religious Sisters who were finishing up a week of prayer and reflection. I sat across from a retired Sister of Saint Joseph at dinner one evening and she asked me, what does it mean to live in evolution? All this talk about evolution, she said, I am not sure I really understand it [or why we need to keep talking about it!] I am sure a lot of people have the same question. Can’t we just talk about God, people, and politics? What’s the big deal about evolution?
by ILIA DELIO
What do we long for? That is where our soul lies. What do we hope for? That is what stretches the heart. When I was asked to give the Madeleva Lecture last April at St. Mary’s Notre Dame, I was not sure how I would pull together the emerging story of wholeness; what stretches our hearts and shapes our desires. I took my cue from Teilhard de Chardin’s brilliant insight on the two dimensions of the material universe: withinness and withoutness; radial energy and tangential energy; consciousness and love. Building on the insights of quantum physics, I began to realize that consciousness may be the core stuff of life. Everything begins with consciousness and culminates in a luminosity of conscious matter unified in love. Teilhard said that evolution is the rise of consciousness.
by PAMELA BEGEMAN AND MARY ANNE BEST
The many faces of suffering — nightly we hear the counts: be they the ravaged faces of Syrian refugees, the millions of starving and impoverished children around the world, the violence of the bleakest neighborhoods of all inner cities, devastating natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti that killed over 300,000 people and left a million homeless in one dispassionate blow … and so on and on and on.
May 30, 2017 SUFFERING AND LOVE IN TEILHARD’S SPIRITUALITY by LOUIS M. SAVARY
May 15, 2017 TEACHING TEILHARDIAN HOPE IN HONG KONG by MARTY SCHMIDT
May 2, 2017 TEILHARD FOR TROUBLED TIMES – Part 3 by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
April 17, 2017 TEILHARD FOR TROUBLED TIMES – Part 2 by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
April 3, 2017 TEILHARD FOR TROUBLED TIMES – Part 1 by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
March 15, 2017 REFLECTING ON HOW OUR LIVES MATTER TO GOD a reflection by BRIE STONER
March 3. 2017 DO WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO GOD? by ILIA DELIO
February 20, 2017 PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR by HEIDI RUSSELL
February 13, 2017 LOVE IN AN UNTRUSTFUL MILIEU by WILLIAM THOMPSON-UBERUAGA
February 6, 2017 LOVE IN AN AGE OF DISTRUST by ILIA DELIO
January 30, 2017 KENOTIC LOVE AND TRUE PERSONHOOD: A RECORDED CONVERSATION Audio recording with Ilia Delio and Cynthia Bourgeault
January 23, 2017 CHRIST IS A CYBORG: THE COSMIC CHRIST AND A TECHNOLOGY OF RESURRECTION by GREGORY R. HANSELL
January 16, 2017 LOVE, HOPE, AND THE COSMIC FUTURE by JOHN F HAUGHT
January 9, 2017 INTERVIEW: APPROACHING THE NEW YEAR an Interview with Ilia Delio
January 2, 2017 GOD IS BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN by ILIA DELIO
December 26, 2016 LOVE AND THE DARK ENERGY OF EXPANSION by TED PETERS
December 19, 2016 ADVENT: LOVE COMING TO FULLNESS by RICHARD ROHR
December 12, 2016 LOVE IN AN UNFINISHED UNIVERSE: AN ADVENT REFLECTION by BRUCE SANGUIN
December 5, 2016 WAITING IN AN UNFINISHED UNIVERSE by ILIA DELIO
November 28, 2016 NOVEMBER INTERVIEW: HARNESSING LOVE IN CHANGING AND CHALLENGING TIMES, an Interview with Ilia Delio
November 21, 2016 WOULD YOU TAKE A “JESUS PILL”? by RON COLE-TURNER
November 14, 2016 ON KILLING MICE AND LOVING ROBOTS: ARE WE COMMITTING A GREAT INJUSTICE? by PETER ARMSTRONG
November 7, 2016 THE DEPTH OF LOVE IN A SHALLOW CULTURE by ILIA DELIO
October 31, 2016 OCTOBER INTERVIEW: LOVE IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING an Interview with Ilia Delio
October 24, 2016 MY PERSONAL REFLECTION ON SEEKING NEW TRUTHS by CHARLOTTE A. TOMAINO, PHD
October 17, 2016 GOD OF LOVE IN A QUANTUM COSMOLOGY by PETER TREMBLAY
October 10, 2016 THE EMERGENCE OF DIVINE LOVE THROUGH HUMAN SUFFERING by PATRICK BELDIO, MFA, PHD
October 3, 2016 WHAT IS GOD? by ILIA DELIO, OSF
September 26, 2016 THE SECOND AXIAL EMERGENCE by MATTHEW WRIGHT
September 19, 2016 FOUR WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING LOVE IN A FRACTURED WORLD by EDWIN E. OLSON, PHD
September 12, 2016 LOVE IS THE ANSWER – WHAT IS THE QUESTION? by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
September 5, 2016 LOVE AS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION by ILIA DELIO, OSF
August 29, 2016 CAN SCIENCE HEAL OUR WORLD? by ILIA DELIO, OSF
August 22, 2016 THE POWER OF LOVE IN AN UNFINISHED WORLD by KATHLEEN DUFFY
August 15, 2016 CO-CREATIVE DIVINIZATION: TOWARDS OMEGA by PETER B. TODD
August 8, 2016 CAN YOU CHOOSE A CONSCIOUSNESS OF LOVE TO LIVE FROM? by CHARLOTTE A. TOMAINO, PHD
August 1, 2016 LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE COSMOS by ILIA DELIO, OSF