Programs

  • Commuter – $356.00
  • Guest House Apt. (Double Bed, Shared Restroom) – $656.00
  • Guest House Apt. (Single Bed, Shared Restroom) – $656.00
  • Guest House, Double Bed – $706.00
  • Guest House 7 & 7A (One Double Bed, Two Single Beds) – $706.00
  • Guest House, Two Single Beds – $706.00
  • Nativity Hall, Double Bed, Shared Restrooms – $656.00
  • Nativity Hall, Single Bed, Shared Restrooms – $656.00
  • Nativity Hall, Two Single Beds, Shared Restrooms – $656.00
  • Nativity Hall, Double Bed, Shared Restrooms – $656.00

Date & Time Details: Tuesday evening 6:30 P.M. March 11 and ending Sunday 10:15 a.m.

Location: Columba Room, O'Connell Hall

Address: 40 West Drive, Nazareth, Ky. 40004

Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution

With Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

March 11 - 16, 2025

In an early essay, Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin provides us with a road map into the intensely mystical environment in which he lived and moved. He describes the stages of his mystical growth in terms of five concentric circles. These circles, which could be more properly imaged as the loops of a spiral that he continually revisited throughout his life, provided him with a sacred path into an ever-deepening reality, a reality that is informed as much by the science of his time as it is by his religious tradition. They help us trace his growth and development as he plunged ever more deeply into the heart of matter and into the heart of God, where he found the radiance of a loving, cosmic Person—the God for evolution.

During this retreat, through input, prayer, song, contemplative activities, and sharing, we follow Teilhard as he travels ever more deeply from Circle to Circle into the arms of the Cosmic Christ.

 

Leader

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD
Kathleen Duffy, SSJ is Professor Emerita of Physics and Director of the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College. She is President of the American Teilhard Association, Associate Editor of Teilhard Studies, a biannual publication of the American Teilhard Association, and serves on the Board of Cosmos and Creation. Her current research interest concerns the religious essays of Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the relationship of his synthesis to modern developments in science. She has published Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution (Orbis 2014), Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution (Orbis 2019), an…
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