Teilhard De Chardin: A Book of Hours

Tara C. Trapani

Today, we're pleased to feature a new book by Kathleen Deignan CND and Libby Osgood CND: Teilhard De Chardin: A Book of Hours from Orbis Books. The publisher states: “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.” You can read a sample of the book or view the table of contents

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Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours offers a contemplative resource gleaned from the wisdom of visionary priest-scientist Teilhard de Chardin. Sisters Deignan and Osgood have captured the illuminating power of the “found prayers, poems, and hymns” shining throughout his written corpus, presenting them in a unifying format to awaken in the contemplative who prays these hours what was so palpably alive in Teilhard: “the cosmic sense of the sacred.” 

They have created the context for encounter with Teilhard, the Spiritual Master for Citizens of the Universe, who offers a new language to worship evolution’s God. This lovely brievary is a devotional companion evoking a sacred cosmology that radically ignites one’s dormant sense of the universe as the revelatory body of divinity. Composed for “those who love the world” –The Book of Hours is an offering to spiritual seekers and contemporary contemplatives who desire to cultivate “the cosmic sense” of faith awakened in the theopoetics of Teilhard’s luminous language of the sacred.  



There are already many finding great value and beauty from this new volume. Testimonials include:


“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 DuffySSJ, president, American Teilhard Association


You can find out more and order this volume from the publisher's site 
or from your favorite bookseller.