Teilhard De Chardin: A Book of Hours
By: Kathleen Deignan and Libby Osgood
"Inspiring, challenging, provocative, comforting and exalting daily meditations from one of the modern world's most visionary spiritual masters."-James Martin, SJ, author, Learning to Pray
"This Book of Hours provides a fresh appreciation for Teilhard’s comprehensive spiritual vision that is so deeply needed in our time. We are indebted to Kathleen Deignan and Libby Osgood for their painstaking work in opening up Teilhard’s writing for daily contemplation." Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, co-author, Journey of the Universe
"In this lovely book, two seasoned religious scholars have traced the vein of hope-filled prayer running throughout the writings of Teilhard de Chardin. Setting Teilhard’s prayers, reflections, and meditations in the format of liturgical hours, the editors have produced a creative, readable, and inspiring work."-John F. Haught, author of The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Orbis, 2021).
“Like Teilhard’s The Divine Milieu, this book must be read by all who love the world.”—Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, president, American Teilhard Association
This Book of Hours is divided into eight days, and further subdivided into Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark. The first seven days follow weekly evolutionary themes and conclude with an eighth day, “Tomorrow,” to honor Teilhard’s vision of the future.
Kathleen Noone Deignan, CND, PhD, a sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame, is a teaching theologian and founding director of the Deignan Institute for Earth and Spirit, Iona College. She is a founding convener of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue and a GreenFaith Fellow engaged in interfaith environmental leadership. President Emerita of the International Thomas Merton Society, her books include Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours. Kathleen sits on the board of the American Teilhard Association.
Libby (Elizabeth) Osgood, CND, PhD, PEng, is an Aerospace Engineer who teaches sustainable design engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Her research is on the intersection of science and faith, engineering education, and design pedagogy. She is a religious sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Montreal.