Marking 100 years of Teilhard de Chardin’s Mass on the World

Marking 100 years of Teilhard de Chardin’s Mass on the World

A seminal essay on Teilhard’s thinking about Eucharist and making the whole earth our altar, was first written in 1923 and published in 1961. Michael McGirr from Eureka Street writes: “The essay begins with a moment of stillness. Teilhard finds himself at the start of a new day perched out of doors on a high place. He has no bread, wine, or altar. Instead, ‘I will make the whole earth my altar and on it will offer you all the labours and sufferings of the world.’ His utensils for saying such a Mass are simply ‘the depths of a soul laid widely open to all the forces which in a moment will rise up from every corner of the earth and converge upon the Spirit.’” Read more here