This one day retreat
is scheduled to be held
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness"
with Illia Delio, OSF
Our fragmented and polarized world is out of sync with nature. The ancient Greeks knew that awareness of the cosmos was essential to right living. By renewing an understanding of catholicity today as it originated among the Greeks, we have an opportunity to awaken to a new sense of wholeness with God at the center. We will explore the meaning of catholicity in its relation to cosmos and consciousness to see how a renewed understanding of catholicity can empower a new world.
Ilia Delio is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. She earned doctorates in pharmacology from Rutgers University-School of Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences and in Historical theology from Fordham University, NY. She is the recipient of a Templeton Course in Science and Religion award and the author of seventeen books including The Unbearable Wholeness of Being which won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Award and a Catholic Press Association Book Award. Other books include Care for Creation (Catholic Press Book Award 2010), The Emergent Christ (Catholic Press Book Award 2013) and Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness nominated for the 2017 Grawemeyer award. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics including evolution, artificial intelligence, consciousness, culture and religion.
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Villa Maria, PA 16155
Register due by March 10, 2017
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