The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

From Toward the Future, 1936, XI, 86-87

Seeing. One could say that the whole of life lies in seeing…to try to see more and to see better is not, therefore, just a fantasy, curiosity, or a luxury. See or perish. This is the situation imposed on every element of the universe by the mysterious gift of existence. And thus, to a higher degree, this is the human condition.

From The Human Phenomenon, trans. Sarah Appleton- Weber, p. 3

In order to become explicit…our consciousness, rising above the growing (but still much too limited) circles of family, country, and race, shall finally discover that the only truly natural and real human unity is the spirit of the earth.

From “The Spirit of the Earth,” in Human Energy

It is not only in the thought of philosophers or the contemplation of mystics – but in the general consciousness of humankind – that the awareness of some divine presence underlying evolution demands to be clearly recognised as an ultimate and constant support for action.

From “Action and Activation,” in Science and Christ, 180.

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

From Toward the Future, 1936, XI, 86-87

Seeing. One could say that the whole of life lies in seeing…to try to see more and to see better is not, therefore, just a fantasy, curiosity, or a luxury. See or perish. This is the situation imposed on every element of the universe by the mysterious gift of existence. And thus, to a higher degree, this is the human condition.

From The Human Phenomenon, trans. Sarah Appleton- Weber, p. 3

In order to become explicit…our consciousness, rising above the growing (but still much too limited) circles of family, country, and race, shall finally discover that the only truly natural and real human unity is the spirit of the earth.

From “The Spirit of the Earth,” in Human Energy

It is not only in the thought of philosophers or the contemplation of mystics – but in the general consciousness of humankind – that the awareness of some divine presence underlying evolution demands to be clearly recognised as an ultimate and constant support for action.

From “Action and Activation,” in Science and Christ, 180.

Upcoming Events

Exploration with Teilhard: Leading from the Emergent Future

Led by Sam and Paula Guarnaccia, we will explore and discuss the value of Teilhard’s thinking for the present day. As we focus on the emerging future with the multiple […]

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08 February 2024

Reading Circle: Teilhard’s The Divine Milieu

This year, the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College and the American Teilhard Association plan to sponsor Reading Circle on Zoom on the second Monday and Wednesday […]

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12 February 2024

Lenten Book Study: The Future of Man

Our newest book study will be The Future of Man by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, lead by Andrew Del Rossi. As we continue our journey with scientist and mystic Teilhard de Chardin, we will explore […]

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15 February 2024

Annual ATA Members Meeting

Online at 7:00-8:30pm ET This year, we are asking you to consider ways of participating more fully in the life of the American Teilhard Association. Several of our members will […]

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21 February 2024

Minor Miracles: The Making of the Film Teilhard: Visionary Scientist

Online at 7:00-8:30pm ET A television biography of Teilhard de Chardin will begin appearing on PBS stations on Easter Sunday, or shortly thereafter. The drama of Teilhard’s life is complemented […]

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20 March 2024

ATA Annual Event 2024 with John Philip Newell

ATA Annual Event 2024 with John Philip Newell The ATA is excited to welcome John Philip Newell as the speaker for the 2024 Annual Event. John Phillip Newell is a […]

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01 June 2024

Teilhard’s Cosmic Images of God

with Kathleen Duffy, SSJ Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center Villa Maria, PA Today, when so much of the evolutionary process is being explained from a materialist view, one of […]

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09 June 2024

Growing in Radiance with – Teilhard de Chardin

September 8-13, 2024 Manna House of Praver Concordia, KS 66901 $300 via Zoom $525 in Person REGISTER HERE: https://mannahouse.org/events/images-of-god/ One of the most important capacities for those of us who […]

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08 September 2024
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“Teilhard the Priest”
Blog by Louis Savary

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Teilhard’s Mass On The World: 100 Years and Moving Forward

This October, the American Teilhard Association, in collaboration with the Neveux du Pere Teilhard de Chardin (The Nephews of Teilhard de Chardin) and the Amis de Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (The Friends of Teilhard de Chardin), gathered to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Mass on the World, his prayerful consecration of the cosmos. The weeklong celebration happened at two major venues: Manhattan and Hyde Park, New York.

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EXPLORING AND BUILDING ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

The American Teilhard Association, since its foundation in 1967, is committed to making the thought and vision of Teilhard more widely available. The Association seeks to bring an encompassing perspective to this great task of shaping the well-being of the Earth community at a time when so many disintegrating forces are at work. Teilhard’s vision of the sequential evolution of the universe provides a firm and inspiring basis upon which to envision a sustainable future. This vision flows through his unified narrative of the evolutionary sequence of the emerging universe – the galaxies, the solar system, the Earth with its living forms, human history, and humanity’s place in the evolving cosmos. This narrative from its origin to the human phenomenon can provide a firm and inspiring basis upon which to proceed. Now, for the first time, humanity is converging towards a new unity in diversity in shaping a multiform planetary civilization. To assist in this work, the Association, since its foundation in 1967, has sponsored annual conferences, lecture series, and a variety of publications. Learn More. 
  
  
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THE LIFE OF PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was born on May 1st, 1881 to Emmanuel and Berthe-Adele Teilhard de Chardin. While both of his parental lineages were distinguished, it is noteworthy that his mother was the great grandniece of Francois-Marie Arouet, more popularly known as Voltaire. He was the fourth of the couple’s eleven children and was born at the family estate of Sarcenat near the twin cities of Clermont-Ferrand in the ancient province of Auvergne. The long extinct volcanic peaks of Auvergne and the forested preserves of this southern province left an indelible mark on Teilhard.
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