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Daily Meditations Yearly Theme Archive

Explore the online archive by browsing the years listed below.

2023 Daily Meditations

The Prophetic Path

It can be easier to turn away from suffering than face it with an open heart. That’s why our 2023 Daily Meditations theme, The Prophetic Path, empowers us to not avoid or fear the pain of the world, but turn toward it with compassion.

2022 Daily Meditations

Nothing Stands Alone

What could happen if we embraced the idea of God as relationship—with ourselves, each other, and the earth? Could salvation simply be the willingness to remain in loving relationship with all creation?

2021 Daily Meditations

A Time of Unveiling

We are living through a period of global disorder. People around the world are experiencing tremendous suffering, uncertainty, and disruption to their lives.

2020 Daily Meditations

Action and Contemplation

Franciscan Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in 1987 because he saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation.

2019 Daily Meditations

Old & New: Evolving Faith

As you witness so much division, fear, and suffering in our world, you may wonder what path—if any—there is toward healing and hope.

2018 Daily Meditations

tree and powerline reflecting in a puddle on the road

Image and Likeness

Richard Rohr explores how we can incarnate love in our unique context by unveiling the image and likeness of God in all that we see and do.

2017 Daily Meditations

From the Bottom Up

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations help us rediscover Christianity’s essential, contemplative foundations and rebuild our spirituality “From the Bottom Up.”

2016 Daily Meditations


Throughout the year, Fr. Richard’s messages follow the thread of Love through many of his classic teachings in 1-2 week segments.

2015 Daily Meditations


Having a solid and clear “epistemology”—how we know the things we know—is important, or we are subject to the whims and fancies of any teacher.

2014 Daily Meditations

A Spring Within Us

Available in print only. In these daily reflections, Richard Rohr invites us to rediscover the spring hidden inside. He reminds us of our inherent belovedness and God’s indwelling presence.

2013 Daily Meditations

Image of wooden gate entrance to CAC.

Yes, And…

Available in print only. Daily inspiration from one of the most influential spiritual teachers in the world. Featuring meditations for nearly every day of the year, Yes, and… provides a comprehensive collection of Richard Rohr’s thought and teaching.

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