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.

Christophany, Creativity, And The Church Of The Planet

An Introductory Online Course on the Center for Christogenesis

As we continue to grapple with the revelations of the world—the new truths that frequently require a reorientation of the content of our hearts and minds—the Center for Christogenesis is offering this course as an opportunity to explore the unique Teilhardian vision of Ilia Delio, with the explicit intention of digging deeper into the core concepts of Christogenesis, Creativity, and Christophany. 

Limited to 80 registrants.

Upcoming Webinar with Louis Savary – Why Divine Love Had to Create an Evolving Universe

This webinar offers some basic steps to develop a religious evolutionary mindset, following the insights of Teilhard de Chardin. As you learn to recognize evolution occurring in the minds of the writers of the New Testament, you begin to realize that God made us to keep evolving, to live out the promise we make to God every day.

The Hours of the Universe: Reflections on God, Science, and the Human Journey

Available Now

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.

April 30 | 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

"Christianity, Race, and the Haunting of Life Science" with Terence Keel The idea that so-called races reflect inherent biological differences between social groups has been a prominent aspect of Western thought since at least the Enlightenment. While there have been moments of refuting this way of thinking—most notably, the social constructionist thesis emerging as a […]

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.

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