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Center for Action and Contemplation

Alumni Quarterly — March 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Dear Living School Alumni,

This month, I’m thrilled to share with you a new format for the Alumni Newsletter. CAC Creative Director Nicholas Kramer and Graphic Designer Izzy Spitz have crafted something special for us, an interactive PDF that we’re calling the Living School Alumni Quarterly. In addition to an updated design, an inviting reading experience, and a navigable style, the contents of the newsletter are now organized around the Living School Rhythm of Life areas: Contemplative Practice, Contemplative Study, Contemplative Community, and Contemplative Solidarity. The Quarterly is an invitation to reflection, prayer, and “quantum-entangled” community. We’re hopeful that this will continue to serve as a significant resource for the alumni community to learn, share, and connect. Jump in, and I hope you enjoy!

Yours in “Yes” to divine presence,

Mark Longhurst (’15)



Download the Quarterly in one of these formats:


This issue features:

Editor’s Note

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation
Killing the Butterfly: Writing and Transformation by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew
Introducing Icons to Children by Kathy Hendricks
Ancient Nest (poem) by Leigh Schickendantz

Contemplative Study
Parenthood as a Hermit’s Cell by Dani Walker Kreutter
The Universal Christ interview with Fr. Richard Rohr (scroll below for audio and transcript)

Contemplative Community
Tending the Seed of Community (peer group report) by Kerri Power
Parenthood Contemplated by Kirk Drake
Letting Go by Mike and Emily Schweppe

Contemplative Solidarity
Sacred Journeys and Barmen Today by Susan Stocker and Roy Hoagland
Hope in Focus (photo essay) by Steve Pavey

Debonee’s Film Corner
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse reviewed by Debonee Morgan

Alumni Remembrances of Fr. Thomas Keating

Alumni News

CAC News

The Universal Christ interview with Fr. Richard Rohr (click here to download or listen below)

Unedited Transcript

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