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Teilhard and Suffering

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Teilard and Suffering

Teilhard and Suffering: Energy for the Growth and Transformation of Our World

Paleontologist and theologian Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin understood suffering as the inevitable result of an evolutionary universe. Absent from his work is the conventional wisdom that sees suffering as the result of sin, or of divine testing, or even an expression of the divine will.

Instead, Teilhard believed that enduring suffering generates great energy that can be used to bring about a loving world as described in Jesus’ teaching of the Reign of God: “I came that you might have life—and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

Join us this Lenten season and discover a new way to view suffering and your own role in using your sufferings to bring about God’s vision of what creation can be: a kingdom of love, interconnection, and everlasting life.

Presenter: Celeste Calabotta – A spiritual director and Lay Carmelite, Celeste Calabotta has been in retreat ministry at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington, CT, for 11 years and began studying contemplative prayer over 15 years ago. In addition to presenting numerous programs on spirituality and contemplative prayer programs, she has facilitated Lectio Divina prayer groups for Our Lady of Calvary, St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington, CT, the Spiritual Life Center, and St. Thomas The Apostle parish in West Hartford, CT. She facilitates a weekly online Lectio Divina prayer group for Our Lady of Calvary. She is a past board member of Spiritual Life Center.

Please register for this program using the form below or call OLC at (860) 677-8519.


March 20
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center


Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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