Skip to main content
Center for Action and Contemplation

Everything Belongs, CAC’s newest podcast, debuts with a special miniseries

November 10th, 2023
Our newest podcast, Everything Belongs, has just launched! We’re debuting the podcast with a 5-episode mini-series featuring thoughtful conversations between Richard Rohr and CAC’s faculty and staff to serve as guideposts for living these teachings forward. Below is a reflection piece from Corey Wayne, CAC’s

This Fella in the Straw Hat

November 3rd, 2023
Paul Swanson is on staff at the CAC. He is a jackleg Mennonite and novice in the new monastic Community of the Incarnation. Paul and his wife, Laura, have two feral and beloved children. Learn more about Paul's work kindling the examined life for contemplatives in the world at I discovered a

Finding the Baby

November 3rd, 2023
Betsy Cañas Garmon (Living School Sendee 2023) is an artist, writer, and creativity coach. She hosts workshops and online makers’ circles at the intersection of creativity and spiritual practice and is the creator of the visual journaling course Soul Cartography. The parents of five grown children, Betsy and her

Becoming a Disciple of the Big Picture

November 3rd, 2023
Tia Norman is a teacher and guide specializing in spirituality and practices anchored in the mystical teachings of the Christian contemplative tradition. She leads workshops, retreats, and courses while serving as Pastor of Awakenings, Inc., a contemplative community based in Houston, Texas. She’s interested in

Sacred Giving, Sacred Receiving

November 3rd, 2023
Ben Keesey is the Development & Partnerships Director for the Center for Action and Contemplation and has been working with Fr. Richard and the CAC team since 2016. Prior to joining CAC, Ben was the Executive Director of the international justice organization Invisible Children working in three countries in east

Welcoming One and All

October 31st, 2023
Rev. Stephen A. Gaertner, O.Praem. shares how the ancient Norbertine tradition of hospitality is not only alive and well—but expanding its circle of welcome. Feel inspired to cultivate your own space of stillness in this moving reflection on the Norbertine Spirituality Center located in Albuquerque, New

Offering Our Own Answers to Jesus’ Big Questions

October 25th, 2023
Co-Director of Discerning Deacons, Casey Stanton, offers her reflections of staying true to our own individual interpretations of Jesus’ message. Join her in the call for new voices to speak at the table of spiritual leadership. One Sunday, I’m waiting for our priest to offer his homily on Matthew 16, the

Explore Wisdom from the Edge in this month’s We Conspire series

October 25th, 2023
What if the path to deeper understanding lies on the edge of societies, institutions, and our own understanding? This month, we reflect on the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi, a spiritual teacher who lived on the edge of the inside of the Catholic Tradition. Fiercely dedicated to compassion and simplicity, St. Francis

Locating Love at the heart of the Universe

October 25th, 2023
Can science reveal that Love dwells at the heart of the cosmos? In this thought-provoking video, Sr Ilia Delio OSF, explores the scientific and spiritual intersections of Teilhard’s theory of evolution and Christian mysticism. Learn more about how the arc of the universe bends towards connection, expansion, and

Answering the Call in September’s We Conspire series

September 11th, 2023
How do we shift our relationship with social and economic systems to create a more just and loving world? CAC Faculty member Dr. Barbara Holmes reflects, “The systems say that change can’t come, that gravity wins, that religion is of no use except to placate the people, that you’d better put your trust in growth

Media Contact

Brandon Strange
Engagement Director
[email protected]

Join Our Email Community

Stay up to date on the latest news and happenings from the Center for Action and Contemplation.

HTML spacer