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Center for Action and Contemplation

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A Coaching Session on The Way of a Pilgrim

A Coaching Session on The Way of a Pilgrim

In this special episode, Jim and Kirsten review the season and offer a way for us to turn to the Jesus Prayer and the Way of a Pilgrim for guidance on our own spiritual…

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A Prayer That Transforms 

A Prayer That Transforms 

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood [God], praying only for knowledge of [God’s] will for us and the power to carry…


Breathing Under Water Online Course

Learn to live more freely in God’s abundant grace and love. Embark on a spiritual study of the 12 Steps through the lens of Richard Rohr’s book, “Breathing Under Water.” 

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Registration is Open for Mystical Sobriety

This fall, beloved author and podcast host James Finley guides Mystical Sobriety, an online course offering wisdom for releasing the pain of the past — including four LIVE calls with James. 

“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.”


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Richard Rohr on Embracing Transformation

In this video from Richard Rohr, viewers are invited to reframe their understanding of Biblical fire — moving away from a punitive definition for fire and embracing a refiner’s fire. 

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



Discovering Pathways to the True Self in July’s We Conspire Series

Who are you, really? Whether you have been on a journey to answer this question for years or whether you have just begun, we invite you to join us this month in reflecting on our True Self. From Thomas Merton to Henri Nouwen, contemplative thinkers offer us the possibility that the image of ourselves we present to

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