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Center for Action and Contemplation
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Dialogue 2: A Loving Exchange

Dialogue 2: A Loving Exchange

This is the second dialogue session that focuses on the Beguine mystic, Mechtild of Magdeburg. James Finley and Kirsten Oates talk about the second session which focused on…

Daily Meditations

A Wholemaking Saint

A Wholemaking Saint

Today we commemorate the Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi (1182–1226), the date he passed from death into eternal life. Father Richard introduces us to the “wholemaking”…

Online Education

Filling Fast: Enroll Today for The Franciscan Way

What if we simplified our way of life? Walk with St. Francis of Assisi in The Franciscan Way, an online course with teachings from Richard Rohr.    

Upcoming events

Everyday Mysticism: An Online Gathering with Dr. Barbara Holmes 

Ever had a glimpse of the mystical? Learn how to embrace mystery in this live online event hosted by Dr. Barbara Holmes. Join us on Oct 18! Recorded replay is available to those who register! 

“Contemplation embodies compassion. The more we are transformed in compassion, the more we act with compassion toward others.”


What’s new

Register SOON for Falling Upward: Life as a Spiritual Journey

Fall into greater wisdom with Richard Rohr and spiritual seekers across the world in our newest online course! Explore concepts for self-discovery like nonduality, ego, mythology, and the path of descent.

“There is a deep relationship between the inner revolution of prayer and the transformation of social structures and social consciousness. Our hope lies in the fact that meditation is going to change the society that we live in, just as it has changed us.”



Answering the Call in September’s We Conspire series

How do we shift our relationship with social and economic systems to create a more just and loving world? CAC Faculty member Dr. Barbara Holmes reflects, “The systems say that change can’t come, that gravity wins, that religion is of no use except to placate the people, that you’d better put your trust in growth

Sketch Drawing of the Bell Tower at the Visitor Center at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM


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