Tag Archives: James Finley

the Mendicant, Fall 2017, Vol. 7 No. 4

Click here to read the Fall 2017 Mendicant. Center for Action and Contemplation celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a commemorative edition of The Mendicant. CAC’s Founder, Richard Rohr; Executive Director, Michael Poffenberger; Core Faculty, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Finley; and Secretary of the CAC Board of Directors, LaVera Crawley, share their perspectives on the history and future Read More »

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley: Weekly Summary

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Summary: Sunday, October 8-Friday, October 13, 2017 This week CAC faculty member and guest writer James Finley introduced us to the Christian mystics Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross. James is attuned to the pedagogy of the mystics and invites us to a different kind of reading. Read More »

Only Love Is Real

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Only Love Is Real Friday, October 13, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues sharing insights from John of the Cross. Take a few moments in the midst of your busy day to slow down, to enter into the quiet, and to read these words from Read More »

Experiencing God’s Love

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Experiencing God’s Love Thursday, October 12, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues sharing insights from John of the Cross. Before you read, take a few deep, slow breaths. Feel yourself in your body, in this place. Attune to your heart’s wisdom and let your mind Read More »

Love Is Our Origin and Destiny

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Love Is Our Origin and Destiny Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Today James Finley will introduce us to another great mystic, John of the Cross. As with all of the mystics, a different kind of reading and perception is required. Remember that mysticism is simply experiential knowing, rather than intellectual Read More »

Being with Ourselves

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Being with Ourselves Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Teresa of Ávila and The Interior Castle. Again, he invites you into a different kind of reading. Let your rational mind rest and allow your heart to awaken. Read More »

Made in God’s Image

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Made in God’s Image Monday, October 9, 2017 CAC faculty member James Finley continues exploring The Interior Castle in which Teresa of Ávila describes our soul as a beautiful castle with many rooms; at the center of the castle God dwells. As James shared yesterday, the mystics can’t be Read More »

Seven Mansions

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Seven Mansions Sunday, October 8, 2017 James Finley, one of CAC’s core faculty members, will be reflecting on two mystics from 16th century Spain in this week’s Daily Meditations. James is attuned to the pedagogy of the mystics and invites us to a different kind of reading. As he Read More »

The Dark Night of the Soul

Hope in the Darkness The Dark Night of the Soul Thursday, September 7, 2017 I came out of the seminary in 1970 thinking that my job was to have an answer for every question. What I’ve learned is that not-knowing and often not even needing to know is—surprise of surprises—a deeper way of knowing and Read More »

Alumni Newsletter — September 2017

Alumni Newsletter September 2017 A Note from the Staff A few days ago, I stood with two cherished friends on the top of a knoll overlooking the mighty Atlantic in southern Maine. . . . We stood together and stretched out our arms over the ocean in blessing of all the children of the world. Read More »

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