Take an unforgettable retreat with Teilhard de Chardin’s masterpiece: The Divine Milieu. A Jesuit priest and scientist, Teilhard's powerful vision of the universe has influenced countless spiritual seekers. Written in the 1920’s but published posthumously. The Divine Milieu is a spiritual work at once cosmic and personal. Mapping the horizons of transcendence and intimacy, it illuminates the boundless contours of our true nature and home in God. You are invited to nurture the “cosmic contemplative,” deepen your Christic life, and serve the world with greater enlightenment and soul.”
This class is based on a video series presented by gifted professor, Teilhard expert, and author, Sr. Kathleen Deignan, C.N.D., this 6-week series will transform your spiritual imagination and cosmic consciousness. An accomplished musician, Sr. Deignan weaves her beautiful, acclaimed music in with her profound exploration of The Divine Milieu. You can learn about Sr. Kathleen below.
About Kathleen Deignan
Sr. Kathleen Noone Deignan C.N.D., PhD., is a sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame and Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Iona College, where she serves as founding director of Deignan Institute for Earth and Spirit, a multi-faceted project in support of the emergence of a global ecological civilization. A GreenFaith Fellow since 2008, Dr. Deignan is an alumna of Fordham University where she studied under Thomas Berry, earning a Master’s Degree in the History of Christian Spirituality and a Doctorate in Historical Theology. Her publications include ChristSpirit: The Pneumatological Eschatology of Shaker Christianity, When the Trees Say Nothing: Thomas Merton’s Writings on Nature, Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours, and numerous published articles on integral spirituality. Sister Kathleen is also co-founder of Schola Ministries – a project in service to the contemplative and liturgical arts which has produced a dozen compact discs of her original sacred songs.
Note: This class requires the purchase of the book, The Divine Milieu.
About Joanne Warner
Joanne Warner is a centering prayer practitioner for almost 30 years. As the previous administrator of the Center for Contemplative Living, she is a facilitator of Spiritual Journey classes, foundation practices for contemplative living, and courses of other contemplative teachers. She is also the steward of the online group, Spiritus, sharing teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating each day.