Reflecting the Mind of the Vatican since 1850
The Priest and the Maturity of All Things
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“The ultimate destiny of the universe is in the fullness of God, which has already been attained by the risen Christ, the measure of the maturity of all things.” Here, I am citing Pope Francis from his encyclical Laudato Si’ (LS), n.83, and, in turn, his footnote which makes explicit reference to the origin of this thought, Fr. Teilhard de Chardin.

Teilhard (1881-1955) was a Jesuit, anthropologist and spiritual figure of great importance. He lived through the far–reaching tensions of the complex 20th century, with its wars, ideologies and great discoveries.

Not without miscomprehension, his life could be considered a remarkable adventure for his thought was at the frontiers, able to measure up to the lively and complex turbulence of his era. What we have today as his legacy is Teilhard de Chardin’s effort to converge knowledge of Christ and the idea of evolution.
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