The Hours of the Universe
By: Ilia Delio
* Catholic Media Association Award Winner / Faith and Science
* Nautilus Award Winner ( Gold Medal ) Religion – Spirituality Western Traditions
Ilia Delio, a scientist and theologian, is one of the most creative thinkers on the dialogue between religion and science. In these reflections written for a broad audience of those seeking new meaning and purpose in today’s world, she sees the universe, itself, as the new monastery, the place to seek God. Just as in a monastery the recitation of the Hours calls to mind the work of God in our lives, so too in the new monastery we reflect on the gift of creation and the sufferings we bear.
Ilia Delio, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, is Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University and founder of the Center for Christogenesis. Her many books include Christ in Evolution, The Emergent Christ, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being, Birth of a Dancing Star: My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian, and Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion (all Orbis).