Phyllis Martin Lecture …
“The Challenges of Living in a Sacramental World”
Sister Ilia Delio, OSF
Sunday, May 6, 2017
$35 (with brunch after 10:30 am Sunday Mass) – RSVP by Friday, April 27
$25 (lecture only) @ 1:00 pm
One of the hallmarks of the Catholic tradition is a sacramental view of the world. Nature is not mere matter but bears the depths of divine grace with in it. Yet, today we are confronted by the realities of global warming, war, mass immigration and political opposition. We are becoming detached from nature and intolerant of diverse views. Here we will take up the challenge of living in a sacramental world and explore it through the lens of Franciscan spirituality.
Ilia Delio, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, D.C. holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova Universe. Previously, she was the Haub Director of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University and a Senior Research Fellow at Woodstock Theological Center. Her area of research is Science and Religion with interests in artificial intelligence, evolution, quantum physics and the import of these for Christian doctrine and life. She holds a doctorate in Pharmacology from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a doctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University. She is the author of eighteen books and numerous articles. Her recent books include Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love, for which she won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a 2014 Catholic Press Association Book Award in Faith and Science.
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