Rothko Chapel presents Concept of the Divine: Ilia Delio

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Bill Kerley and Ilia Delio
Bill Kerley and Ilia Delio Photo courtesy of Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel will host a conversation with Franciscan nun Ilia Delio – moderated by Bill Kerley, a therapist and spiritual teacher. The event will explore the dynamic intersection of theology and science – and dive into one woman’s concept of the divine, the universe and Christianity. A public reception on the plaza will follow.

Delio, a Franciscan Sister out of Washington, DC, is a theologian focused on the overlap of science and religion. Her interests include evolution, physics and neuroscience – as they pertain to theology. Her book The Emergent Christ won a third place Catholic Press Book Award in 2011. Her recent work, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love, received the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a third place Catholic Press Association Award.

Kerley is a psychological and spiritual teacher, who uses Jungian insights to help achieve personal and relational growth. In addition to his private practice as a counselor and spiritual director, he served as an instructor at Baylor College of Medicine, teaching  “at risk” heart patients the beliefs and behaviors necessary to enhance and prolong their lives.

The conversation is part of the Chapel’s continuing series, “Concept of the Divine,” which provides a platform for speakers to explain how their personal concept of God has changed over time and shaped their lives, their service to the community and their understanding of their own identity.

Event Details



Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006


Ticket Info

Pay-what-you-can; suggested donation is $15.