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Mechthild of Magdeburg: Listener Questions (Part 2)

Mechthild of Magdeburg: Listener Questions (Part 2)

Welcome to the listener questions series from our sessions on Mechthild of Magdeburg. Due to the volume of questions this season, we have decided to make two episodes dedicated to…

Daily Meditations

The Spiritual Practice of Awe

The Spiritual Practice of Awe

My faith is held together by wonder—by every defiant commitment to presence and paying attention. —Cole Arthur Riley, This Here Flesh Writer and liturgist Cole Arthur Riley…


Learn to Let Go in Breathing Under Water

Join Richard Rohr and other spiritual seekers looking to rewire unhealthy habits and live more freely — together — in God’s abundant grace and love.  

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


What’s New

Registration Now Open! Breathing Under Water online

Learn to recognize, understand, and release compulsive habits in your life in this online course with Richard Rohr, based on the wisdom of the 12 Steps.

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Prepare for Christmas with Contemplative Wisdom

This holiday season, introduce the wisdom of contemplative Christianity to your loved ones with 20% off select titles. Shop CAC’s Online Bookstore today.

“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.”



Everything Belongs, CAC’s newest podcast, debuts with a special miniseries

Our newest podcast, Everything Belongs, has just launched! We’re debuting the podcast with a 5-episode mini-series featuring thoughtful conversations between Richard Rohr and CAC’s faculty and staff to serve as guideposts for living these teachings forward. Below is a reflection piece from Corey Wayne, CAC’s

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


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