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Carl’s Patheos Blog

Talk about a trip down memory lane. Richard Cole’s Catholic By Choice: Why I Embraced the Faith, Joi [...]

Blessed are the peacemakers, and today I want to celebrate two such persons in particular. I could h [...]

It’s been almost three years now since the release of Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward: A Spirituality [...]

In its very last paragraph, Norris J. Chumley describes Be Still and Know, his new book on contempla [...]

This morning I was reading St. John of the Cross, and came across this passage. An act of virtue pro [...]

Contemplative spirituality is a spirituality in which, in the words of Richard Rohr, “everything bel [...]

Contemplative prayer — the prayer of sitting in silence, waiting in faith and trust on God — needs t [...]

Are you looking for a book or two to read, on the topics of contemplation or mysticism? I thought I’ [...]

Rest in peace, Father Luke Kot. Father Luke died tonight, at the age of 102. Father Luke was the las [...]

Carl’s Huffington Post Blog

What emerges from Dana Greene's biography is a picture of a woman in love with language, passio [...]

"Returning to Reality" demonstrates how the wisdom of a contemplative master from the past [...]

This isn't always an easy position to hold. If religious leaders are unhappy about how many peo [...]

Our conversation was not fueled by the desire to compete, or control, or persuade. Rather, we were a [...]

Underhill emphasized that mysticism was not just for the religious elite, but for anyone who truly s [...]

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