A Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin

Former Provincial, Dominican Friars
(5 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide

A Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin

Former Provincial, Dominican Friars
(5 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide

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Trained as a geologist and ordained as a Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was one of the most profound spiritual writers of the 20th century. Explore his towering mysticism in this one-of-a-kind retreat experience.

Born in 1881, the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin led a fascinating and eclectic life. One of 11 children, he was a paleontologist who, along with Charles Dawson, was involved with the discoveries of the “Piltdown Man,” and later the Peking Man. In World War I, he served as a stretcher-bearer. But this series focuses on another facet

Audio Sample:

Trained as a geologist and ordained as a Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was one of the most profound spiritual writers of the 20th century. Explore his towering mysticism in this one-of-a-kind retreat experience.

Born in 1881, the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin led a fascinating and eclectic life. One of 11 children, he was a paleontologist who, along with Charles Dawson, was involved with the discoveries of the “Piltdown Man,” and later the Peking Man. In World War I, he served as a stretcher-bearer. But this series focuses on another facet of his identity: Teilhard the mystic, whose cosmic vision continues to enthrall people around the world.

Much of Teilhard’s life work was wrapped up in reconciling his academic training with his Catholic faith, and with creation theology in particular. It takes a special kind of tutor to parse such complicated philosophy and science—not to mention translate it into layman’s terms—and Fr. Donald Goergen is just the man for the job. Not only did he write his dissertation on Teilhard, but he has gone on to publish ten books on Christian spirituality and Christology. As you will see, Fr. Goergen is as gifted an instructor as he is an accomplished author. He deftly balances the universal with the personal.

At six 25-minute conferences, this retreat series might be small but it packs a punch. It will fit conveniently into your routine, and, more importantly, it will capture your spiritual imagination. Embrace Teilhard’s vision of the world as your own.

This program was originally part of Fr. Goergen’s A Retreat with Four Spiritual Masters.

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  • Creation and Evolution
  • A World-Affirming Spirituality
  • The Cosmic Christ
  • The Eucharist
  • Personalization
  • Christ and the Universe

Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D., is a Dominican priest, teacher, lecturer, and author. He has published many articles and ten books in the areas of Christology and Christian Spirituality. His most recent book was Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit. He has taught, lectured and given retreats in Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. He was previously Provincial for the Dominican Friars of the Central Province as well as President of the Dominican Leadership Conference.

He co-founded the Dominican Ashram, a contemplative Dominican community and ministry of prayer, in which he lived for nine years. He previously taught and currently teaches at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he is also prior of the formation community. His doctorate is in systematic theology, his dissertation on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and his current interests include contemplative traditions, East and West, the evolution of consciousness, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master. Among other honors awarded him, he is the recipient of the 2010 Yves Congar Award from Barry University in Miami.

Praise for Donald Goergen 

“The finest professor with whom I have had the privilege to study, Don’s style is at once captivating and endearing.”
– Fr. Raymond-Marie Bryce, O.P., Associate Pastor, Indiana University

 Fr. Goergen is a contemplative person, very much in tune with contemporary spirituality. He has carried many administrative responsibilities with steady competence. He possesses the Midwestern virtues of hard work and sober judgment, along with a ready humor.”
– Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., biblical scholar

“Few have Fr. Don Goergen’s understanding of the elusive depths of Dominican spirituality. His living of our Dominican life shines through his body of published work on the Holy Spirit as well as his down to earth recorded lectures and retreats on Chardin and our own Eckhart.”
– Mr. Joseph J. Komadina, O.P.

“Father Don Goergen, O.P., is a master of the spiritual life. He has not only studied Christian spirituality for many years but has put into practice in his adult life all of those key elements which enable one to grow in holiness…. Let Don show you with the way with his wisdom and insights.”
– Father Harry Byrne, O.P., Professor Emeritus, Aquinas Institute of Theology

“Studying Christology with Donald Goergen, OP almost two decades ago forever changed my understanding of Jesus of Nazareth, and continues to shape my prayer and preaching to this day.  I am thrilled that Don's research and insight will now be available to a wider audience.”

– Ann M. Garrido, Associate Professor of Homiletics, Aquinas Institute of Theology

“Don Goergen has spent his life meditating on the meaning of Jesus and his mission… His work, whether spoken or written, is always holistic: intellectually satisfying, strengthening the heart, socially and pastorally sensitive.”
– Vivian Boland OP, socius to the Master of the Order of Preachers

5 reviews for A Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin

  1. Sister Irene Zimmerman, Milwaukee, WI, USA

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    I’ve listened to this course several times. The first time I listened to it was on a 450 mile road trip across Wisconsin and Iowa. It seemed like I got there in no time!

  2. Walter Helms, Tiffin, IA

    *

    Concise and clearly understandable exposition of the thought and spirituality of a prophetic genius.

  3. Marcia

    An understanding manner

    A Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin was my first exposure to Chardin. This presentation was delivered in an understanding manner. I have played it over and over and look forward to ordering more CDs on Chardin.

  4. Barbara S., CT

    Spring Survey: April 2017

    I believe Teilhard to be the most brilliant and original thinker of the modern era, this was an excellent easy to understand presentation of his ideas which are complex and hard to grasp for many. Great CD

  5. (Fr) Clem C., Australia

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Spoke about it – a parishioner borrowed CD, and was entranced

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