The bestselling author of The Unbearable Wholeness of Being introduces a new paradigm for being: catholicity, which is destines to become as familiar in the 21st century as the word Catholic was in the 2nd century.
As Delio demonstrates, catholicity is a conscious awareness of how everything — sun and stars, maple trees and muddy rivers, and all organisms from the single-celled to homosapiens — forms one thing. It is a dynamic, spiritual quality that quite literally means “become whole.” Catholicity is an inner principle which first burst forth in the life of Jesus, and has the power to reconnect all the dimensions of life: spirituality, religion, the new sciences, culture, and society. Sister Ilia fully describes this unitive principle which is being expressed by Pope Francis and emerging in the lives of sincere seekers everywhere.
Ilia Delio, O.S.F, is Director of the Catholic Studies Program and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. She holds doctorates in pharmacology from the New Jersey Medical School/School of Biomedical Sciences, and in historical theology from Fordham University. She is the recipient of a prestigious Templeton Course in Science and Religion award.