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Seeing Nature as a Gardener (Part 2) With Cassidy Steele Dale

Seeing Nature as a Gardener (Part 2) With Cassidy Steele Dale

How do you think our personal beliefs and values shape the way we see the world? In this episode, as we continue to explore the theme of learning to see nature as a gardener…

Daily Meditations

Intimacy and Sexual Wholeness: Weekly Summary 

Intimacy and Sexual Wholeness: Weekly Summary 

SundayWe are each a sacred image of the Divine. We are co-creators with God, so we must respect our own embodiment—and the sacred embodiment of the other.  —Richard…


Meeting Fear with Resilience in “Life After Doom”

Discover wisdom and courage for a world falling apart in “Life After Doom,” by Brian McLaren. Find spiritual reflections on resilience and hope in this new book from CAC Faculty.

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Enroll Now! Immortal Diamond Online Course

Discover how the promise of resurrection is true for us — right now. Based on Richard Rohr’s book “Immortal Diamond,” this 10-week course explores the True Self and False Self.

Immortal Diamond cover photo with Fr. Richard Rohr

“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.”


Mixed media illustration of James Finley for Interior Castle Course

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Now Enrolling! Interior Castle Online Course

Embark on a spiritual journey through the seven mansions of St. Teresa of Ávila’s Interior Castle, featuring wisdom from James Finley and Mirabai Starr.

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



Your Guide to Spiritual Healing from Trauma & Church Hurt 

When we are hurt by the people and places who represent God in our lives, we can get what Penobscot Nation activist Sherri Mitchell calls a “soul wound.” We lose trust in others, ourselves, and our ability to be loved when we experience spiritual abuse from toxic religion. Many of these hurt people begin faith

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