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The Humility of God

This month I returned to my roots in Franciscan theology in order to write a book chapter on Early Franciscan mysticism.  I revisited the world of Francis of Assisi who was a simple man, “unlettered,” and, in a sense, “uncluttered,” by soundbites and lofty ideas. In his youth he was a lover of fine things, a cloth merchant, a rogue, an attention-seeker. He wanted to be a famous knight in shining armor but wound up, instead, severely injured and lying on death’s door in a soldier’s hospital.  While recovering from his wounds, he experienced a power of love within him, calling him to rethink his life and where it was going.    When he left the hospital, he changed his life’s direction. He...
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Thank You for Your Support

Dear Friends of the Center, Before this New Year races down the runway of time, I want to take a moment to thank you for your generous support of our…

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Leaning Into the Future

A Reflection by Board of Director, Sister Libby Osgood, CND As I sit before a picture-window overlooking a New York City street, I see a man knelt on the sidewalk…

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The Future is Now

“At the heart of every being lies creation’s dream of a principle that will one day give organic form to its fragmented treasures. God is unity.” (Teilhard de Chardin) The…

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Dancing Into the Future

I had the pleasure of meeting up with my grown son on New Year’s Day, and we talked about our approaches to the New Year. My son shared that he…

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Towards the Metahuman in 2024

We are on the cusp of a New Year and the crystal ball in New York City, marking the new year, will soon be released in Times Square. While we…

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Art Disrupts the Senses

  “I am always optimistic concerning things that most people think can’t be done.”   Albert Barnes Dear Friends, We just presented our recent Annual Conference, this year titled “God…

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A New World is Dawning in our Midst

Dear Friends, I just finished teaching two classes of fifty students, between eighteen and twenty-one years old, on many of the ideas we discuss at the Center for Christogenesis. The…

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Lean On The Future

Dear Friends, We are entering a season of Thanksgiving and grace in a world besieged by war and violence. There are wars within and wars without. Anxiety and fear are…

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The World Will Change by Creating a New One

There is a lot of uncertainty at present with the war in the Middle East, the devastation of Ukraine, the mass shooting in Maine and the lack of political leadership…

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Heart of Matter: “Ideas of the Sacred”

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