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Richard Rohr

Franciscan friar and ecumenical teacher, Father Richard Rohr bears witness to the deep wisdom of Christian mysticism and traditions of action and contemplation. Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, Father Richard teaches how God’s grace guides us to our birthright as beings made of Divine Love. He is the author of numerous books, including The Universal Christ, The Wisdom Pattern, Just This, and Falling Upward.

You can find him on Twitter @RichardRohrOFM.

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Embark upon a heroic journey of descent, transformation, and self-discovery. Learn psychological, mythological, and spiritual truths to prepare for the second half of life to naturally unfold.

Daily Meditations

Breathing Under Water, Week One: Weekly Summary  

Breathing Under Water, Week One: Weekly Summary  

Sunday Let me sum up the foundational ways that I believe Jesus and the Twelve Steps of AA are saying the same thing but with different vocabulary: We suffer to get well. We…


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…

CAC Publishing

In the revised and updated edition of “Falling Upward,” Richard Rohr helps readers come to terms with the two halves of life — featuring a new foreword from Brené Brown.

Daily Meditations

Wisdom from Richard Rohr

Read Daily Meditations inspired by the words of Richard Rohr.

“Love is the source and goal, faith is the slow process of getting there, and hope is the willingness to move forward without resolution and closure.”


An illustration of Venus, Richard's late black labrador retriever.

A Story From Richard

Just days before I began “The Universal Christ,” I learned that my fifteen-year-old black lab, Venus, was dying. She would gaze at me as if to say that all sadness—be it cosmic, human, or canine—is one and the same. This realization softens our overly defended hearts. Knowing we all carry hurt makes it hard to be cruel to anyone—it makes us one.

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