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Universe Story Trilogy

Cosmology for everyone, this is a story of the universe from the Big Bang to the formation of Earth, in the form of a letter written by the thirteen-billion-year-old universe itself to an Earthling.
The Universe continues with the story of Earth from the beginning of life up to the extinction of dinosaurs.
Covers the story of mammals from 65 million years ago to today, including the human story.

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Greening of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

August 7, 2012

Tags: St. Ignatius, Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius Jesuit Center of Guelph

Was able to visit the Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph, Canada, on my way to the International Big History Association in Grand Rapids, MI. The former director, Fr. James Profit and I met in Ireland just a few weeks ago where I was able to experience first hand the way that he and others are greening the exercises and placing them inside the cosmic story of evolution. This is extremely important work because it creates an avenue for people from the Christian tradition to relate to the story of evolution and see the interconnections of earth and humans in an highly compelling light that moves people to action.

The Center is a 600 acre green belt, a retreat center, has a foundation for Ecology ministry, and a very large farm feeding 1000 people through a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture Association) .

Note the picture of the cosmic walk on their property, created with a local Catholic high school, to trace the cosmic story from the Big Bang to today.

The heart breaking news is that Guelph has had only 40% of their normal rainfall and many trees that were lovingly planted over the years are dying.

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teaching a course in Religion and Ecology at Princeton University (Fall 2012)

David Christian, founder and president, International Big History Association, at the first IBHA conference held in Grand Rapids, MI, August 2 - 5

On a panel with Montessori educators.

Storytelling at the International Big History conference, Aug. 2 - 5

With Fr. James Profit at the Ignatian Retreat Centre of Guelph, Canada

At the Princeton Center for Teacher Education, Montessori teachers in training act out the story of universe as part of a full day training in Cosmic Education.

With Srs. Anne Harnett and Margaret Rose at Drumalis, Larne (half hour east of Belfast on the Irish Sea), Northern Ireland

With Eli, Teo and Thea at the San Francisco Public Montessori School.

Opening of the BORN WITH A BANG Story Path at Earthrise Farm

BORN WITH A BANG Story Path at Earthrise Farm

Cosmic Story Timeline. Students sequence cards that tell the cosmic story along the mat size spiral timeline. To purchase contact at 866-546-8833.

Student teachers at The Barrie School acting out the story.

Teaching element formation through storytelling at Fraser-Woods Montessori School, Newtown, CT.

Fraser-Woods Montessori School.

With Judi Bauerlein (former president, American Montessori Society) and Iliano, owner of Baklava, a restaurant in Palo Alto where we had lunch. (11/30/10)

Telling the Chazy Reef Story on Isle La Motte, VT

Linda Fitch on piano and Claire Durand on flute for the Chazy Reef Story

Telling the Chazy Reef Story on Isle La Motte, VT

My Mom, also known as Maureen Morgan, in the garden.

With Suzanne Guthrie in the herb garden at Community of the Holy Spirit

Preparing brunch in the farm kichen at the Community of the Holy Spirit

Page from Barbara Morgan's notebook on the need for a cosmology for our time.

At the World Science Festival with Dr. Chad Orzel, author of How To Teach Physics to Your Dog.

With Dr. Andrew Zwicker, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab