Explore the towering mysticism of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in this one-of-a-kind retreat experience.
Presented by gifted professor, author, and contemplative retreat leader Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., this 6-conference series is designed to capture your spiritual imagination and deepen your life with Christ. These conferences are life-changing.
Trained as a scientist and ordained as a Jesuit priest, Teilhard was one of the most profound spiritual writers of the 20th century. He was a mystic with a cosmic vision, and his spirituality continues to enthrall people around the world. He seamlessly wove together science and theology, creating a powerful vision of the universe.
By listening to Fr. Goergen’s conferences on Teilhard, you will come to understand discipleship and how we are all called to grow spiritually. Whatever your own calling in life is, Teilhard’s profound spiritual wisdom will speak to you.
Teilhard’s mystical vision of the world was both universal and deeply personal. Fr. Goergen’s moving retreat will lead you to discover how this vision can shape your spirituality today. Let Teilhard accompany you and offer wise guidance in your journey to eternal life.
Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:
1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.
This retreat program is part of Fr. Donald Goergen’s larger 24-conference series, A Retreat with Four Spiritual Masters by Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P.
About Your Presenter
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
- Creation and Evolution
- A World-Affirming Spirituality
- The Cosmic Christ
- The Eucharist
- Christ and the Universe