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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…

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Shifting Priorities

Shifting Priorities

Sometimes in the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, / We can hear the whisper in the heart / Giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.—Howard Thurman…


Enroll Today in Immortal Diamond

Registration is now open! Join Richard Rohr for Immortal Diamond, an online course designed to help you discover your True Self hidden under the trappings of ego. 

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


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Discover the Real Story of Mary Magdalene

Registration is now open for Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Times, an online course featuring Cynthia Bourgeault that explores the heart of Love.


Greeting Stillness and Surrender

Simplify. Reflect. Make Room. This Lent, embark on a deeper spiritual journey with Wondrous Encounters: Scriptures for Lent, a series of transformative meditations from Fr. Richard Rohr. 

“Our hope lies in the fact that meditation is going to change the society that we live in, just as it has changed us.”



In Appreciation of Vanessa Guerin, Managing Editor of the Mendicant  

CAC staff member Paul Swanson started a staff meeting recently with a reflection about the dynamic tension between being an amateur and being a professional when working on something we deeply care about. The word “amateur” originated from the French and Italian in the eighteenth century to mean “one who loves” or

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