The Center for Christogenesis is a spiritual organization that serves an axial role in our time, bridging faith, science, culture, and community.
The Center builds on the ideas of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
and seeks to actualize his vision of emerging wholeness for a new vitality of the spirit.
Our founder, Ilia Delio, OSF, offers an exploration of the divine as an awareness of God’s loving, dynamic presence.
This is a holistic vision–integrating spirituality, science, and contemplation–and open to all faith traditions.
We seek to extend this vision to all those looking for an innovative spiritual life and a renewed role of religion in the 21st century.
The Primacy of Love
Available Now for Pre-Order
In an age of anxiety where reason is deified, what is the role of love? This short book centralizes love as the core reality of all cosmic life. From the cosmological to the theological dimensions of existence, love is shown to be the irresistible force of attraction that leads straight into the heart of God. In a world of evolutionary convergence and global consciousness, love may be the singular ethic that binds us together, heals our wounds and draws us into a new unity of planetary life.
Whole-Making—A New Online Course
Science, Spirituality, Social Change
The Center for Christogenesis is offering this course as an opportunity to explore Howard Thurman’s socio-spiritual vision of community as set forth in his seminal text The Search For Common Ground: An Inquiry into The Basis of Man’s Experience of Community (1971). Thurman’s notion of “community,” and related concern for what he termed “whole-making,” have much in common with the 20th century English process philosopher Alfred North Whitehead’s concept of “concrescence.” “Community” was foundational to Thurman’s personal life and spirituality, as well as his pastoral ministry and related theological writing. His “search for community” was holistic and relentless.
Limited to 30 registrants.
Upcoming Zoom Concert with Ilia Delio & Cynthia Bourgeault
Seeing the World from Another Center: Teilhard and Contemplation through the Energies of Love
Join Ilia Delio and Cynthia Bourgeault for a wide-ranging exploration of a Teilhardian approach to contemplation that releases its full potential to transform and renew our world. Teilhard’s vision of contemplation and evolution is a movement beyond the ego, a surrendering of self to the power of matter.
The Hours of the Universe: Reflections on God, Science, and the Human Journey
In a traditional monastery the recitation of the Hours calls to mind the work of God in our lives, from the gift of creation to the sufferings we bear. According to scientist, theologian, and author Ilia Delio, the universe is the new monastery. In her latest work she offers reflections for this new monastery to a broad, general audience seeking new meaning and purpose in today’s world.
About Ilia Delio
Ilia Delio, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology.