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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

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Dialogue 2: Chapter 10, The Long Text

This is the second dialogue that focuses on the mystic, Julian of Norwich. In this episode, Jim and Kirsten discuss Session 2 where Jim continues his through Chapter 10 from The…

Daily Meditations

A Gospel of Humility

I’m convinced that Jesus’ good news is that God’s choice is always for the excluded one. Continue Reading A Gospel of


The Franciscan Way

Get a unique window into Franciscan thought and practice with Franciscan Richard Rohr. Step outside your comfortable ideas and habits. Move into new experiences of God, self, and others. Registration opens September 6th.

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Enroll Now in Mystical Sobriety — a New Online Course featuring James Finley

Embark upon a deep exploration of past pain and trauma and learn to recognize attachments of the mind and heart to disengage from cycles of suffering. Integrating spirituality and psychology, Mystical Sobriety is a new 12-week online course that invites us to deepen our sense of oneness and develop the strength to address our hurts with Love. Discover how God’s healing grace can sustain us even within the cycles of grief and suffering. This course includes four LIVE virtual calls with James Finley guiding students through the tender seriousness of this material. 

“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 CAC Library: Cataloging a Legacy

Can you believe it? Lee Staman has just entered his tenth year as the CAC’s Library Director! In 2013, the CAC embarked upon a very ambitious journey: the Living School. Thankfully, CAC leadership knew that if they were going to start a “school for prophets” they would need a prophetic librarian. A sojourner on

“It is being together in our wholeness, with the entire body of Christ, that makes it somehow easier to believe that we are beautiful.”


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Explore the Sermon on the Mount

In Jesus’ Alternative Plan, Fr. Richard Rohr invites readers to realign their lives with Jesus’ blueprint for an alternative lifestyle that overturns conventional wisdom and power structures.

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


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