Programs & Retreats

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Learning to Love the Whole
Category: Weekend Opportunities
Date: Friday October 23, 2020 through Saturday October 24, 2020
Cost: $185.00
Minimum Deposit: $100.00


7:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020  to
4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020

Learning to Love the Whole
with Ilia Delio, OSF

The separation of science and religion as independent domains of knowledge has contributed to the fragmentation of the world. The Church has played a key role in this separation, although the core doctrine of Christian faith is incarnation--wholeness and union. Here we will explore Teilhard de Chardin’s insights on the God of evolution and the meaning of Christogenesis in a world that seeks its completion and wholeness up ahead.

Ilia Delio, OSF holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. Her area of research is Science and Religion with interests in artificial intelligence, evolution, quantum physics and the import of these for Christian doctrine and life. She holds a doctorate in Pharmacology from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a doctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University. She is the author of twenty books including Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love, for which she won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a 2014 Catholic Press Association Book Award in Faith and Science. Her latest book, Birth of a Dancing Star, recounts her spiritual journey into a new vision of the universe.


If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so. 
You may:
• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of this page
• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member of our friendly staff
• complete and mail a printable registration form along with your payment to:

     Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
     2067 Evergreen Road
     P.O. Box 424
     Villa Maria, PA 16155 

Refund Policy 

(Includes: Retreat, Lodging and Meals from Light Supper on Friday to Lunch on Saturday)
For more information
Phone: 724-964-8886
April 2020