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May 2017 : Event Details
Fri, May 5 - 7:00pm
Sat, May 6 - 3:30pm
Consciousness & Christogenesis
Ilia Delio, OSF
Sara Thomsen
Spirituality in the 21st Century: Consciousness & Christogenesis
Don't miss Prairiewoods' annual Spirituality in the 21st Century conference!
Ilia Delio, OSF, & Sara Thomsen

Spirituality in the 21st Century

Consciousness & Christogenesis: Mind, Matter & Emerging Wholeness

Friday, May 5, 7–9 p.m., & Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Humanity is at an evolutionary turning point, and we are opting for unity for the good of all creation! In this year’s Spirituality in the 21st Century conference hosted by Prairiewoods, American theologian Ilia Delio, OSF, and award-winning musician Sara Thomsen will guide us to see that we are all one. Join us Friday evening, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at St. Ludmila Catholic Church (211 21st Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids).

Sister Ilia will steer us into God’s magnificent, emergent creation through the lens of evolutionary consciousness. She will reflect on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s notion of Christogenesis, or the advent of the Cosmic Christ, whose Body exists in all of creation. As the universe expands and evolves with greater complexity, it tends toward fuller and more profound union. With the convergence of consciousness, we are becoming the very extension of God’s creative and loving impetus—alive and active—in the unfolding of the universe. Throughout the two-day conference, Sara Thomsen’s soulful acoustics will sing through us and speak directly to our spirits!

Ilia Delio, OSF, is a Franciscan Sister from Washington, DC, and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience, and the importance of these for theology. Ilia currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University and is the author of seventeen books. More information about her can be found at www.OmegaCenter.Info/Ilia-Delio.

Sara Thomsen is an artist of the melody, whose music touches the soul and invites us to respond for the good of the global community. Sara’s gentle, soulful and uplifting music celebrates the beauty of the cosmos and calls us into fuller communion with the global family. Learn more about Sara at

The cost of this two-day conference is $75 and includes Saturday lunch. (After April 15, the cost is $80.) You may register for Friday only for $25, or Saturday only for $50, including lunch. (Online registration is for the full conference. To register for one day only, please call 319-395-6700. If you want to stay in a Hermitage, you also will need to register by phone.)

Lodging at Prairiewoods is full. However, additional lodging is available at Country Inn & Suites (Cedar Rapids North) for $92 per night for one king bed or $94 for two queen beds (includes hot breakfast) by calling 319-294-8700 and asking for the Prairiewoods block.

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Join us for this inspiring community event that will give us hope for emerging wholeness!  

Regular Registration Fees
$80.00 Commuter (None Available)
Program Code: 17PGR08821
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