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Guided by Kathleen Duffy, SSJ Today when so much of the evolutionary process is being explained from a materialist view, one of the most challenging questions for believers is how to envision the role of the Divine in the ongoing creation. Contemporary mystics have described powerful images that address this dilemma. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin speaks eloquently of the Cosmic Christ hinted at in Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians (1:9-10 and 4:9-10); Thomas Merton sings the praises of Divine Wisdom in his poem, “Hagai Sophia.” Others see the Divine as Fountain Fullness and the World as Christ’s body or as a revelation of the Divine. During this silent retreat, we will engage in a process of Lectio Divina. Through reading, reflection, and sharing we will explore these images, consider their relevance as we address the concerns of today’s world and contemplate the presence of Divine Love at the heart of our expanding cosmos.

  • Date:06/19/2023 07:00 PM - 06/26/2023 12:00 PM
  • Location 21 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA (Map)
  • More Info:The Sisters of St. Joseph Center for Spirituality


Kathleen Duffy, SSJ is Professor Emerita of Physics, Director of the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College, President of the American Teilhard Association, and Editor of Teilhard Studies. She has published Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution, Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution, and edited Rediscovering Teilhard’s Fire. Kathleen also guides evening, weekend, and weeklong retreats on topics related to Teilhard’s life and work.

The Sisters of St. Joseph Center for Spirituality Summer Brochure with retreat information

Contact: S. Joannie Cassidy SSJ Retreat/Program Director

(732) 898-9981

Retreat fee: $675

The same retreat but in July 2023 at a different venue:
 Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center