Feast of the Transfiguration: Teilhard de Chardin and Mass on the World

Feast of the Transifiguration
Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration. It was one of those rare instances during Jesus’ lifetime when His divinity was clearly apparent to his closest disciples.

Teilhard de Chardin

The Transfiguration The Transfiguration

Repost From Last Year:

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.  It was one of those rare instances during Jesus’ lifetime when His divinity was clearly apparent to his closest disciples.  The Transfiguration also had a special place in the life and theology of Teilhard de Chardin.  Teilhard’s grand vision was the Eucharist and the Sacred Heart of Christ being the radiating center of the universe.  For Teilhard, the Transfiguration was a precursor of the Second Coming when Christ would bring the universe home to Himself.

The Transfiguration was very influential in one of Teilhard de Chardin’s most beautiful writings, the mystical “Mass on the World“.  As a follow-up to yesterday’s Teilhard de Chardin “Quote of the Week” and in honor of the Transfiguration, we will have some thoughts on Mass on the World from N. Max Wildiers, a Belgian, Capuchin priest.  Fr. Wildiers received a doctorate from…

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