Since Tuesday, 24th March 2020, we have been reading step by step The Mass on the World, written in 1923 by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a Jesuit priest, a theologian and a palaeontologist, whilst he was working as part of a team in palaeontological fieldwork in the Ordos desert, a barren landscape, west of Peking, near the border with Inner Mongolia.
So far we have read Part I, II, III and IV.
Next week we will read the last part of the essay, Part V.
Drawing from the essay, some tips for personal prayer which you may find helpful to accompany you this coming weekend are given below:
“Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth” (Ps 123 (124), v. 8)