Embracing Struggle Retreat: Walking in Hope with Teilhard de Chardin
- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- All Ages
The call to embrace struggle is not an act of resignation but a commitment to life in its fullness. In this one-day retreat via Zoom with Prairiewoods, we walk with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin—Jesuit, scientist and mystic. With him, we explore the powerful imagery found in his essay “The Spiritual Power of Matter,” consider the way he faced his life struggles—especially those related to the Church and to the World—and prayerfully reflect on their relevance to our own life experiences and present situations. This online retreat via Zoom includes time for prayer, input, reflection, contemplative dialogue and sharing and is facilitated by Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D. Sister Kathleen 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 and associate editor of Teilhard Studies, and she serves on the advisory board of Cosmos and Creation. Her present research deals with the way Teilhard de Chardin’s religious writings connect with modern science. She has published several book chapters and articles on these topics, an edited volume of essays entitled Rediscovering Teilhard’s Fire (St. Joseph’s University Press, 2010), and two books: Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution (Orbis Books, 2014) and Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution (Orbis Books, 2019). Kathleen also guides evening, weekend and week-long retreats on topics related to Teilhard’s life and work. The cost of this retreat is $75. For more information or to register for the Zoom link, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.