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Online Advent Retreat Day: The Joy of Waiting

Online Event

 The Joy of Waiting: An Online Advent Day for Silence, Respite and Reflection Saturday, December 2, 2023 9:00am―2:00pm Eastern Time (USA) Facilitated by Carl McColman Advent is a holy season of silence, waiting and preparation, but for so many of us, it is also a busy time filled with parties, concerts and hard work preparing...


The Contemplative Summit (Free Online Event)

Online Event

Register now for THE CONTEMPLATIVE SUMMIT taking place December 7-10, 2023: — and catch my talk on "The Chainsmoking Mystic" on Friday, December 8! This online event featuring some of the most respected names in the contemplative community, like Laurence Freeman, Carmen Acevedo Butcher, Ilia Delio, Jon Sweeney, and many more — including yours truly!...


Online Meditation Open House: Aspiration/Intention Meditation for 2024

Online Event

Join Carl McColman as he leads a guided meditation on Aspiration and Intention to kick off the new year! This is the first of his series "24 Meditations for 2024" consisting of 24 guided meditations based on the Beatitudes, the Noble Eight-Fold Path, and the Celtic Wheel of the Year. This meditation is free but registration...

Online Course: Lent with the Mystics (Spirituality and Practice)

Online Event

To learn more about this e-course and to register for it, click here. Spirituality & Practice is one of my favorite online websites/communities, offering a truly interspiritual approach to cultivating the interior life. I've been leading online courses for S&P for several years now, so imagine how thrilled I was when I was approached to...


In Person Retreat/Workshop: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics

Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC, United States

Come to the renowned Montreat Retreat & Conference Center in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina (especially lovely in the springtime) for a Thursday-Sunday program on the “Wisdom of the Christian Mystics.” We will reflect on some of the teachings of the greatest mystics, from Howard Thurman to Julian of Norwich, Evelyn Underhill to...


Online Presentation: The Psalms and Poetry (with Alice Camille and Paul Boudreau)

Online Event

The Language of Praise from the Psalms to Mary Oliver (And Beyond) Alice Camille, Paul Boudreau, and Carl McColman Thursday, April 25, 2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online — Click here to register. The most beloved book in the Old Testament – perhaps even the entire Bible – is the Psalms. This collection of 150 Hebrew hymns...


In Person Retreat: Practical Mysticism, Contemplative Spirituality for a Joyful Life

Holy Cross Monastery 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY, United States

I'll be returning to one of my favorite monasteries — Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY, just north of Poughkeepsie — for a weekend retreat this spring on the topic of "Practical Mysticism: Contemplative Spirituality for a Joyful Life."  The 20th century theologian Karl Rahner famously said “The Christian of the future will be...


Book Signing in Woodstock, New York

St. Gregory's Episcopal Church 2578 Route 212, Woodstock, NY, United States

After my retreat at Holy Cross Monastery finishes up on Sunday, June 2, I'll be driving up the road to Woodstock for my first-ever event in that legendary town! Co-sponsored by St. Gregory's Episcopal Church at the Golden Notebook Bookstore, we're billing this event as: A Book Signing and Conversation on Christian Mysticism, Celtic Paganism,...

In-Person Day of Reflection: Christian Spirituality & Gender Diversity

Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD

The New Testament boldly proclaims “there is neither male nor female: for are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28), but for so many people, gender difference is a cause for much social and political conflict — and spiritual questioning. What is a healthy way for people of faith to approach gender issues in our time?...


In Person Retreat: Two Paths to Contemplative Prayer

Ignatius House Retreat Center 6700 Riverside Dr, Sandy Springs, GA, United States

One of the high points of every year is the opportunity to lead a retreat at one of the most beautiful places in Atlanta, the Ignatius House Retreat Center. Here are the details, or just go ahead and click here to register! Spiritual Wisdom from St. Ignatius and Thomas Merton Retreat leader Carl McColman invites...


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