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Event:VIRTUAL.Catherine of Siena Environmental Summit with Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Ph.D.
Date:September 29th, 2023.
Time:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Virtual St. Catherine of Siena Environmental Summit with Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 29, 2023. 10:00am - 12:00pm. 

Zoom event: $20. 

Invoke the fiery spirit and towering wisdom of St. Catherine of Siena, with Sister Ilia Delio, scientist and theologian, as keynote speaker. The live stream is a Community of Communities event in collaboration with The Center at Mariondale, and retreat centers across the U.S. 



Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Ph.D.


lia Delio, OSF, PhD 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.

Ilia currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University, and is the author of twenty books including Care for Creation (coauthored with Keith Warner and Pamela Woods) which won two Catholic Press Book Awards in 2009, first place for social concerns and second place in spirituality. Her book The Emergent Christ won a third place Catholic Press Book Award in 2011 for the area of Science and Religion. Her recent books include The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love (Orbis, 2013), which received the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a third place Catholic Press Association Award for Faith and Science. Ilia holds two honorary doctorates, one from St. Francis University in 2015, and one from Sacred Heart University in 2020.

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From its beginning the earth is a spiritual as well as a physical reality.
-Thomas Berry