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Can the Earth Heal?

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“Can the Earth heal?” is the question posed and explored by U.S. theologian, author, and speaker Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD. Her virtual presentation, “Can the Earth Heal? Insights from Teilhard de Chardin” is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD

The environmental crisis poses a real danger to the future of planetary life. Our unhealthy consumer lifestyle, based on old philosophical principles, does not have a sufficient rationale for the radical change that is needed. Drawing on the work of French Jesuit, scientist, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Sister Ilia reframes the question within the process of evolution, and offers new directives to bring healing to Earth.

Sister Ilia, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, D.C., specializes in the area of science and religion, with a focus on ways that evolution, physics, and neuroscience influence theology.

The cost is $45. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Visit and click on “programs”; call 517-266-4000; or email

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan. For information, call Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

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