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The Symbols of Christmas

Incarnation The Symbols of Christmas Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve People often use the word “magical” to describe their Christmas memories from childhood. I hope that was your experience. I have to confess that I am fortunate enough to have some rather “mystical” Christmas memories, too. Two of my earliest God-experiences took place around… Continue Reading The Symbols of Christmas

Joy and Sadness: A Lesson from Merton’s Hermitage

Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Action Joy and Sadness: A Lesson from Merton’s Hermitage Sunday, November 22, 2020 In 1985 my Franciscan “guardians” (as Francis called our superiors) gave me a year’s leave to spend in contemplation. It was a major turning point in my life, and ultimately led to the formation of the Center for… Continue Reading Joy and Sadness: A Lesson from Merton’s Hermitage

the Mendicant, Fall 2020, Vol. 10, No. 3

Click here to read Fall 2020 Mendicant. This issue features: “Building from a Strong Foundation” by Ben Keesey 2019 Annual Report Cindy Kroll—CAC’s new Managing Director of Finance and Business Analytics “During a Time of Historic Disruption” by Richard Rohr

The Ability to Hold Paradox

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part Three The Ability to Hold Paradox Monday, August 24, 2020 Beyond rational and critical thinking, we need to be called again. This can lead to the discovery of a “second naïveté,” which is a return to the joy of our first naïveté, but now totally new, inclusive, and mature thinking. —Paul… Continue Reading The Ability to Hold Paradox

the Mendicant, Spring 2020, Vol. 10, No. 2

Click here to read Spring 2020 Mendicant. This issue features: “A Liminal Time” by Richard Rohr, OFM “A Liminal Place” by Kirsten Oates “A Reflection” by James Finley “A Legacy of Generosity” “Voices from Our Community on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

the Mendicant, Winter 2020, Vol. 10, No. 1

Click here to read Winter 2020 Mendicant. This issue features: “When All Is Adrift” by Richard Rohr, OFM “Introducing CAC Faculty Member Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes” by Kirsten Oates “A Reflection From CAC’s Director of Development and Partnerships” by Ben Keesey “Recommended Reading” A Book Review by Lee Staman

Alumni Quarterly — Winter 2020

Dear Living School Alumni, The new Alumni Quarterly is here—and this issue’s theme is Rhythm of Life, with a particular focus on contemplative solidarity. This electronic magazine exists to resource your daily lives at the intersection of action and contemplation, to keep you in touch with one another, and to inspire us toward lives soaked,… Continue Reading Alumni Quarterly — Winter 2020

Thank you for making our work possible!

Thank you for making our work possible! Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Friend, I am so honored that you take the time to read my Daily Meditations! As I grow older and limit my travel, they are one of the most meaningful ways I can continue teaching and ministering. You may wonder, as many have, if… Continue Reading Thank you for making our work possible!

My Own Journey

Growing in Christ: Week 2 My Own Journey Monday, March 25, 2019 One always learns one’s mystery at the price of one’s innocence. —Robertson Davies [1] We all came into this world gifted with innocence, but gradually, as we became more intelligent, we lost our innocence. We were born with silence, and as we grew… Continue Reading My Own Journey

In Need of Guidance

Growing in Christ: Week 1 In Need of Guidance Tuesday, March 19, 2019 There’s a somewhat overlooked passage in the middle of Romans where Paul says, “The only thing that counts is not what human beings want or try to do [that’s the first half of life], but the mercy of God [that’s the second… Continue Reading In Need of Guidance

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