“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de ChardinPierre Teilhard de Chardin was born into minor French nobility in the Château of Sarcenat at Orcines, close to Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne Region, in South Central France on May 15th 1881. He was the fourth of eleven children. His father was an avid amateur scientist and collected geological specimens and encouraged observation of the natural world in his son. From his mother Pierre inherited an intense, religious, even pious, nature. From his father he inherited a questioning inquisitive scientific mind that was to lead to trouble with his beloved Church.About the Handful of Catholics series: It is my intention in this series of books to do no ...