Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu
Co-hosted by Santa Sabina Center and the Friends of the Dominican Sisters
This online morning of prayer and reflection focuses on French idealist philosopher and paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin whose life worked bridged the gulf between religion and science and whose mystical insights invite and inspire us even today. Sr. Ruth Droege, OP, will lead us in the exploration of Teilhard’s Mystical Milieu through her presentations and dialogue.
Teilhard’s own experience taught him that “by means of all created things, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us…this world which we are prone to treat with boredom and disrespect…is, in truth, a holy place and we did not know it…come, let us adore.” (The Divine Milieu, p. 112)
Sr. Ruth Droege, OP, before entering the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, obtained a Ph.D. in Theology from St. Mary College, Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1953. She taught at Dominican College (now Dominican University of California) until 1984. During that time, she completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. From 1984 to 2007, she served as Director of Assessment at Southdown, New Market in Ontario, Canada, an inpatient facility that provided treatment for religious. After retiring to San Rafael, she has served as co-leader of the Teilhard Learning Group at Santa Sabina Retreat Center since 2016