C4C Special Announcement

November 16, 2021

 

Ilia DelioDear Friends of C4C,

Life is a spontaneous flow of events, and one can never quite predict the critical points of transition or the factors that enkindle them. Last week our beloved Executive Director, Greg Hansell, informed me that he accepted a new position at a financial firm, where he has been working part time. As we know, Greg is extremely talented in many areas, and his technological expertise has become a game-changer for his new firm. Needless to say, they made him an offer he could not refuse. As a husband and father with young children, Greg’s concern for the welfare of his family is paramount; his decision to accept the offer was based on providing a stable financial future for his family. Hence, I accepted his resignation with a heavy heart, yet, happy for Greg in his decision, as he pursues new adventures and continues to use his talents in new ways.

There is no doubt that Greg brought the Center for Christogenesis to a new level of growth and outreach. In three short years, he revised the website and grew the web traffic exponentially. His enthusiasm for the various programs, his personal outreach to contributors, his organizational skills and tireless efforts to move the organization to a place of real growth, are beyond words. He often put in long hours, stretching his time far beyond his compensation. He truly is a remarkable person and, I have no doubt, will succeed in his future endeavors.

True to Greg’s level of commitment, he will remain with us into the next year, as we complete our December events and the annual conference, which will take place January 21-23, 2022. We will begin the search for a new Executive Director soon, as Greg will be transitioning out of his position effective March 1, 2022.

We wish Greg every blessing for health, happiness and success; and we will miss his enthusiasm, energy, and abundant streams of knowledge. If you have a chance to drop him a note of thanks, I am sure he will appreciate it.

The Cappadocian Father, Gregory of Nyssa, wrote that “every end is a new beginning, and every arrival, a new departure.” As Greg brings his time at the Center for Christogenesis to a close, we await the dawn of new leadership and a new beginning, for with God there is no past, only future, and the future is always the promise of new life.

Peace,

Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF

 

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A love letter to Ilia and Peirre Teilhard de Chardin Dear Ilia, I am so grateful to have found your books, your website, the Omega community and you, the prophet. Of course none of this was accidental. It all started with a car accident on my 21st birthday in 1968. I was driving alone at night, back to my job as a junior housemistress in a rural boarding school in Australia. Only my knee was badly injured in the accident but when I regained consciousness in the ambulance, I was aware of a terrible pain in my chest (bruising from the impact against the steering wheel before seat belts) as I struggled to breathe, it crossed my mind that I might be dying. I remember clearly thinking ‘what did the nuns teach us to do when one is dying?’. I was feeling pretty panicky by now and said the ‘Our Father’ as I was praying I relaxed with great relief because I knew from that moment (since never waived in my whole body conviction), that I actually, after all that teenage angst and doubt , did believe in God and more importantly that he/she believed in me. It was the greatest birthday gift I could have wished for . However it took about 15 years of ‘unfolding’’ to recognise the giftedness of this experience. The freedom of discovering that “faith” is not a noun but a verb of growing and becoming has given me licence to come and go, explore here and there, on and off. From Liberation theology, to the feminist project, sojouning with protestant friends and projects in social justice and ecological activism to Francis’ Laudato Si, the testament in scripture and finally home to the cosmic Christ and Teilhard de Chardin. Recently I get quite giddy, or ‘tipsy’, in awe and wonder at evolutionary creation and sometimes can cry at the privilege of being part of it. When I see an ant, busy about its business, or a weed struggling between the paving stones, I say to them,’even to be one of you would have been a great gig in this universe!, but to be chosen to be human through chance and natural selection, at this time of internet and DNA, to live in this country of security and more than my needs, to be a woman, a mother, grandmother and to have reached this consciousness of ’ unbearable wholeness’ and all that that means takes my breath away, like a car crash! Just one question. I don’t believe in “supernatural” any more. Is that heresy? The more I read about evolutionary biology and ponder on its implications for an evolutionary chistology, the more it seems to me that from the sub atomic to the cosmic scale, natural creativity, interconnectivity, communication networks, diversity, regeneration: have it all in hand. Thus the concept of ’super-nature’ is a tautology. I hope humanity can redeem itself, so that homo sapiens can continue to evolve into communities of healing and peace, but if not, then the infinite impulse will mourn the suffering and loss, but life is’ immortal and love is eternal’ (Bede Jarret) Resurrection goes on in the now, on the cusp of creating the future. Many thanks for your website. People like me need your company and inspiration. Patricia
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