Teilhard de Chardin Day | Naming the Days


Teilhard de Chardin (b.1881) died on today in 1955. He was a Jesuit theologian and scientist who pioneered a holistic, earth-cherishing, and mystical spirituality. The French-born priest used his in depth coaching in geology and paleontology to pursue scientific tasks in China and South Africa. Nonetheless, his makes an attempt to work out a theological synthesis of evolution and Christianity had been rejected by Catholic authorities in Rome who forbid him to publish or lecture on spiritual issues throughout his lifetime.

The visionary work of Teilhard de Chardin has spurred on many religious writers within the interaction between mysticism, science, and the grace of God.

To Identify This Day:

Prayers & Mantras

Attempt a mantra Teilhard used to maintain himself going: “At all times belief life.” (from Christ in All Issues: Exploring Spirituality with Teilhard de Chardin by Ursula King)

Private Explorations

In Cosmic Life, Teilhard de Chardin wrote: “Each encounter that brings me a caress, that spurs me on, that comes as a shock to me, that bruises or breaks me, is a contact with the Hand of God.” Be looking out at this time for God’s caresses.


Ponder the implications of those quotes:

  • “The zest for all times, which is the supply of all ardour and all perception, even divine, doesn’t come to us from ourselves. . . . It’s God who has given us the impulse of wanting him.” (from The Mystical Milieu)
  • “By the love of man and lady a thread is wound that stretches to the guts of the world.” (from Sketch of a Personalistic Universe)


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