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Discover what it takes to embody
contemplative wisdom in our daily lives
with this brand new podcast series from the
Center for Action and Contemplation

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Seeing Nature as a Child (Wonder)

Seeing Nature as a Child (Wonder)

What can children teach us about loving nature? In the first episode of season 6, three of Brian’s grandchildren — Ella, Ada, and Lucas — drop by to talk about how to…

Daily Meditations

A True Encounter

A True Encounter

True encounter with Christ liberates something in us, a power we did not know we had, a hope, a capacity for life, a resilience, an ability to bounce back when we thought we were…

ONLINE EDUCATION

Register for The Franciscan Way Online 

What if we simplified our way of life? Walk with St. Francis of Assisi in The Franciscan Way, an online course with teachings from Richard Rohr. Enroll by April 16. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Register Today for Courage and Resilience  

Join us for a LIVE online gathering with Brian McLaren, Friday, May 17. Find new ways of thinking, becoming, and belonging in these turbulent times. Recorded replay available! 

Courage and Resilience Event

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

—JAMES FINLEY

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What’s New

Now Available! ONEING: Art and Spirituality

ONEING: Art and Spirituality has just released! Our biannual journal invites you into an encounter of God and the soul. Pick up your copy, in print or PDF. 

“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.”

—RICHARD ROHR

CAC NEWS

James Finley on Tending the Inner Fire 

Our 2024 Daily Meditation theme is “Radical Resilience.” For the next three months, from April to June 2024, we will do a deeper exploration of tending the fire within. How does our inner flame help us strengthen our resilience? Radical resilience is the ability to face hardship with greater love and deeper

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