The Center builds on the ideas of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and seeks to actualize his Omega vision of emerging wholeness for a new vitality of the spirit.
Our founder, Ilia Delio, OSF, offers an exploration of the divine as an awareness of God’s loving, dynamic presence. This is a holistic vision–integrating spirituality, science, and contemplation–and open to all faith traditions. We seek to extend this vision to all those looking for an innovative spiritual life and a renewed role of religion in the 21st century.
Upcoming Webinar: Christianity, Ecology, and the Re-Enchantment of the World
In this webinar, we will discuss this new but ancient vision of the world as a kind of “Christian animism” in order to signal the continuity of the Gospels with the beliefs of Indigenous and non-Western communities that Spirit enfleshes itself within everything that grows, walks, flies, and swims in and over the Earth. We will ask whether a recovery of avian divinity in Christian thought can enable faith today to return to its earthly origins—and thereby enable environmental wellbeing in a time of rapid global warming, indeed, global dying?
What is God Today?
“What is God Today?” is an Omega Center video series featuring interviews with Ilia Delio on the meaning of the divine in the 21st century and what God is doing in our midst. Ilia explores major themes of her work and shares a vision of God, cosmos, and humanity that can help heal our troubled world and reveal religion as the most exciting energy of our time.
Birth of a Dancing Star: My Journey from Cradle Catholicism to Cyborg Christian
In this captivating memoir Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio, theologian, ground-breaking author, and one of the most exciting thinkers on the frontiers of dialogue between religion and science, recounts the remarkable journey that took her from scientist to theologian, and from traditional cloistered nun to a leading proponent of evolution and cyborg life.”
About Ilia Delio
Ilia Delio, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology.