Center for Action and Contemplation

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Founded in 1987

Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation because he saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation.

The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAC Publishing

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Deepen Spiritual Discovery

CAC Publishing offers a selection of works from our faculty that support the path of transformation and inspire loving action in the world.

What’s New

Explore the Mystical Way

Broaden your understanding of divine mystery with this collection of materials about the greatest wisdom teachers of our age. Including titles like Franciscan Mysticism, Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, and Following The Mystics Through The Narrow Gate, this collection invites you to embrace your own journey of divine understanding.


“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.”



The Legacy and Impact of the CONSPIRE Conference Series

When the CONSPIRE conference series began in 2013, the finale seemed cast beyond the visible horizon. Yet conference by conference, CONSPIRE found its feet and together we walked the trails of the Alternative Orthodoxy towards that horizon. It was not a linear path. We could not always tell by sight or sound our exact

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

See you soon

Our Visitor Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Who We Are

The Center for Action and Contemplation is an educational nonprofit that introduces spiritual seekers to the contemplative Christian path of transformation.

Our Teachers

The Center for Action and Contemplation works closely with our expanding faculty who serve as elders, teachers, and spiritual leaders to continue serving and building on Richard Rohr’s founding vision for many years to come.

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