Ilia Delio

Ilia Delio is a Franciscan Sister and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion. Her interests include evolution, physics, and neuroscience and how these fields relate to theology.

The Emergent Christ

Ilia Delio makes fascinating sense of the universe, beginning with the story of cosmic evolution, coursing through the meaning of God in evolution and the emergence of Christ, and concluding with new ways of seeing Christ in all things.

How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Memoirs

Much can be gained from trailing the spiritual narratives of those who have traveled ahead of us, for the God they have found, we may never have considered.


The Cost of True Love: A Conversation Between Cynthia Bourgeault and Ilia Delio

This conversation took place as part of a week-long Wisdom School in

Life in God should be a daring adventure of love—a continuous journey of putting aside our securities to enter more profoundly into the uncharted depths of God. Too often, however, we settle for mediocrity.

A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space, and Transcendence

Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a keen observer of nature, posited two types of energy in the universe: tangential energy/energy of attraction and radial energy/energy of transcendence―in other words, love and consciousness, which correspond to the inner and outer dimensions of nature...


Evolution - A Christian Perspective

A summary of some of Teilhard de Chardin's views on evolution and its relation to humanity from a Christian perspective. Lecture by Ilia Delio from Georgetown University

From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe

Edited by Ilia Delio, thirteen scholars fulfill Teilhard de Chardin's hope that a future generation apply his learnings to the needs of their age. Each chapter sheds new insight on God and humankind's role in co-creation, and the wisdom we need to forge the future.

Spiritual desire is the experience of God’s presence in us or it may be the absence of God as well, since a feeling of absence may stimulate a yearning for God. It is the experience of delightful love and fearful emptiness.


Evolution and the Primacy of Love

According to Teilhard de Chardin, evolution ushered in a new understanding of reality based on love-energy. This year's annual lecture explores Teilhard's philosophy of love and the import of conscious love for the direction of human evolution.


The Christian Life in Evolution with Sr Ilia Delio PhD


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin