Upcoming Retreats and Lectures:


With Kathy Duffy, SSJ


Emerging Spirituality in a Chaotic World

March 6, 2022


Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ with Teilhard de Chardin
March 11, 2022


Emerging Spirituality in a Chaotic World

March 24, 2022


Images of God in Teilhard and Merton

June 12, 2022


Images of God in Teilhard and Merton

July 17, 2022




Reading Circles:


The Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College holds 2 monthly
readings circles: Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon. At the present time,
both circles are being held on Zoom. If you are interested in joining one of these,
please email Kathy Duffy at kduffy@chc.edu.

We will be reading and discussing:


John Haught‘s The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin.


This book is available in both paperback and Kindle format.



Monday sessions: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST; Wednesday sessions: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

January 10 and 12: Introduction and Chapters 1-3 pp. xi – 51

February 14 and 16: Chapters 4-6 pp. 53-101

March 14 and 16: Chapters 7-9 pp. 103-159

April 11 and 13: Chapters 10-13 pp. 160-226

For May 9 and 11 and June 6 and 8, we will choose a new book.



Be sure to peruse the videos from past lectures available under the Resources section!


Teilhard petition:

Recently a group of scientists, who are interested in promoting Teilhard’s thought and spirituality, have prepared a petition to Pope Francis asking that he consider declaring Teilhard a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church. We invite you to consider signing the petition. You can find the petition and more information about this by clicking here!

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