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The CAC Visitor Center welcomes guests to explore the writings of those who have influenced Fr. Richard in the reading room; to meditate in the chapel, gardens and labyrinth; and to peruse and purchase from an extensive collection of Fr. Richard's books and recordings. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and is located at 1823 Five Points Road SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Guests are also welcome to reserve the Julian of Norwich Hermitage for personal day retreats.
The work of the CAC is possible only because of friends and supporters. Gifts of any amount are received gratefully and are tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by the law. To learn more about how donations are used and how to make a contribution (including stock transfers and bequests), see "Support the CAC." Or make a donation securely online.
Although the the CAC is rooted in its Catholic identity, it is an educational organization, deeply committed to ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. Friends and participants at the CAC come from all faiths and backgrounds. CAC is committed to bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.
CAC does not offer individual spiritual direction. We recommend finding a spiritual director in your area (Spiritual Directors International lists directors by region). Fr. Richard and CAC serve many spiritual directors and other professionals in their personal renewal and education. We hope this service provides continual support of people who do this important work in the world.
CAC does not offer overnight accommodations, as it is neither a retreat center nor an intentional community. However, there are retreat centers with lodging options in the area of Albuquerque: The Norbertine Community, The Canossians, and Madonna Retreat Center.
CAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization. It is our deepest desire that our work worldwide creates multipliers of God's love on earth through very specific teachings of the Christian mystical tradition. Beyond this daily work, each year CAC's Board of Directors designates funds to various direct service charities it carefully discerns for mission alignment, effectiveness, and service to the poor.
Occasionally there are opportunities for individuals to volunteer service or expertise to CAC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to learn more.
Current and archival issues of CAC's newsletter, the Mendicant, can be viewed online. Sign up to receive news via email or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our newsletter mailing list.
CAC acknowledges each donation with a receipt for tax records. If you have not retained copies of these receipts, and your total donations in a year exceed $249, you may request a statement of your donations to CAC for the previous year by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (Note that the IRS may not require donations under $250 to be verified by receipt. Check with your tax preparer.) To update your mailing or email address, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
In the tradition of our Franciscan heritage, the CAC seeks to honor the inherent connectedness of all things by protecting and healing our relationship with Earth. CAC uses local, renewable, and fair resources whenever possible. Connection to and care of Earth is a common element in Fr. Richard's teachings, and he has collaborated with other teachers on this theme, such as Joanna Macy, Bill Plotkin, Paula Gonzalez, and Ilia Delio.
Fr. Richard Rohr founded Men as Learners and Elders (M.A.L.Es) in 2002 as a way to support men on their spiritual journey. Since that time, over 5,000 men have participated in the “Journey of Illumination” by attending events such as the Men’s Rite of Passage (MROP), FIRMings and a variety of events throughout 9 international regions and 13 US regions. Fr. Richard continues to speak on masculine spirituality, but primarily teaches on non-gendered paths to unitive consciousness. His many talks and writings on men’s spirituality include: Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation; From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality; Beloved Sons Series: Men and Grief, Men and Power, A Quest for the True Self, How Men Change, and Why Males Need Initiation. In 2012, men’s work transitioned away from CAC, with Fr. Richard’s blessing, to Illuman, a global not for profit organization committed to supporting men who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. Learn more about Illuman at illuman.org.
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Fr. Richard is no longer traveling outside of New Mexico for speaking engagements. If you're organizing an event at which you'd like Fr. Richard to speak, consider hosting the event in New Mexico!  He's not on the road, but he is teaching close to home. For more information, please visit "Speaking Requests.”
If you wish to contact Fr. Richard, you can do so by writing to him c/o CAC, PO Box 12464, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87195-2464 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Due to his busy schedule and over 100,000 followers worldwide, Fr. Richard is not able to respond to each and every message. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like to invite Fr. Richard to speak at your event in New Mexico, please visit "Speaking Requests.”
Yes, Fr. Richard is a Franciscan priest in good standing of the New Mexico Province of Our Lady Guadalupe. Fr. Richard, while grounded in his Catholic faith, is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.
Fr. Richard Rohr founded Men as Learners and Elders (M.A.L.Es) in 2002 as a way to support men on their spiritual journey. Since that time, over 5,000 men have participated in the “Journey of Illumination” by attending events such as the Men’s Rite of Passage (MROP), FIRMings and a variety of events throughout 9 international regions and 13 US regions. Fr. Richard continues to speak on masculine spirituality, but primarily teaches on non-gendered paths to unitive consciousness. His many talks and writings on men’s spirituality include: Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation; From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality; Beloved Sons Series: Men and Grief, Men and Power, A Quest for the True Self, How Men Change, and Why Males Need Initiation. In 2012, men’s work transitioned away from CAC, with Fr. Richard’s blessing, to Illuman, a global not for profit organization committed to supporting men who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. Learn more about Illuman at illuman.org.
Bookstore
Visit CAC Bookstore online. You can also order over the phone, M-F 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time at 505-247-1636.
All order questions can be answered by emailing the Bookstore directly through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by calling 505-247-1636.
If you are having issues with your login information, or receive an error when trying to login, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the error you receive and email address that you registered the account with. *Please note that all accounts set up before July 20, 2013 do not exist anymore, and a new account will need to be set up if you wish to have a Bookstore account.
Yes, the CAC does accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
CAC does not give cash refunds under any circumstances. Before you purchase, please read the policies for each type of purchase.
You will receive an email containing the necessary log-in information 24 hours prior to a webcast.  If you have not received it by that time, please contact us immediately by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Do check your spam/junk mail or verify what email address was provided when ordering the webcast.
Radical Grace is no longer being published. A new spiritual literary journal of the Rohr Institute, Oneing, has been released and can be purchase at the CAC Bookstore. CAC also publishes a free newsletter—available online and in print to all donors—the Mendicant.
Visit the CAC Bookstore to see Richard's newest releases as well as the most comprehensive selection of his entire work.
 Education
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Visit "About CAC" to learn about the various educational programs and resources. Sign up to receive free daily meditations from Fr. Richard and regular updates about educational offerings through CAC via email.
Please refer to the comprehensive information under the Living School section of our website. The FAQs specific to the Living School address many common questions.
Please refer to the comprehensive information under the Online Education section of our website. The FAQs specific to Online Education address many common questions.
The most current program information can be found in our Events section of the website. Sign up to receive free daily meditations and updates via email.
The Men As Leaders and Elders (MALEs) program has transitioned to a separate nonprofit, Illuman, Inc. Visit their website to see a schedule of Men's Rites of Passage, FIRMings, and other masculine spirituality events within the United States.
CAC currently does not have any offerings specifically tailored for children, educators, or parents. However, you might explore resources from the following organizations: The World Community for Christian Meditation, The Heart of a Child Meditation, and Mindfulness in Education Network. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and Garrison Institute also list programs and organizations working in K-12 education.
Our publications, recordings, webcasts, and other educational resources available through CAC Bookstore are well suited for individual or group study. Many gather to read and discuss Richard Rohr's Daily Meditations, available as free daily emails.