Seaver Spotlight with Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Guy Consolmagno, S.J., is director of the Vatican Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world, and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He will discuss work being done there to address the big questions of astrophysics and cosmology; and what it means to be a creature in an expanding cosmos.

Consolmagno says humanity’s robots have visited every planet in the solar system and notes that humans even walked on the moon. The contrast between “the world” and “the cosmos” is blurring as we learn just how big the cosmos is. All those other planets are real places, part of the same universe created by God and redeemed by the incarnation. Consolmagno will address what it means to be a creature, what it means to be redeemed, and reflects on the Psalm:

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.

LMU Mission and Ministry is a co-host of this event.

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