Essays by Ilia Delio

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Religion in Transition: Living Between the Worlds of God

This summer I had the privilege of attending two very different spiritual events, the first, a gathering of spiritual seekers at Princeton Theological Seminary and, the second, a Catholic Sisters’…

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The Beautiful Wholeness of Nature

Nature is an interlocking network of systems, an “unbearable wholeness of beings,” Steven Talbott wrote.[i] Nature is more flow than fixed. “The body,” he states, “is a formed”[ii] Structures, once…

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Gun Violence and Technology

The killing of seven innocent people at a fourth of July celebration has now been added to the growing list of gun violence in this country.   We are momentarily shocked…

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Goodness Will Prevail, Even Among the Ruins

It is now more than two months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the scenes and screams of war have now become familiar news. We in the comfortable West sit in…

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Looking at a Buttercup Through Easter Eyes

One of the most remarkable people I have met along this journey of life is the late John Haughey, SJ.  His keen mind was matched by his amusing sense of…

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The Risen Christ and the Power of Love

Image: Pysanky (Easter eggs), Kiev, Ukraine   It is day 45 of the Russian War against Ukraine. This evening I am reflecting on the atrocities inflicted upon the Ukrainian people…

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Fe en tiempos de guerra

“Fe en tiempos de guerra” “Faith in Time of War” by Ilia Delio translated by Juan V. Fernandez de la Gala En 1953, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin escribió un ensayo…

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Faith in Time of War

In 1953, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote an essay entitled, “The Agony of Our Age: A World That Is Asphyxiating,” in which he pointed out that after eons of slow…

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Lent: Poised for Action

Today we begin the season of Lent which has, traditionally, been a time of personal fasting, prayer and conversion.  While these three activities are good, they also reinforce the old…