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The Franciscan Way of Prayer (Online Retreat)

The Rock Hill Oratory 434 Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill, SC, United States

The Franciscan Way of Prayer: Spiritual Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints, and for good reason. He's a patron saint of animals and ecology, and was renowned for his compassionate care for the poor. He has been an inspiration to saints and...


Online Course: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (with Tessa Bielecki)

Online Event

I'm excited to be offering this online course exploring the wisdom of the Christian mystics in partnership with my colleague and friend Tessa Bielecki. We will be celebrating the wisdom and insight of a dozen major voices within the Christian tradition, looking at how their wisdom remains relevant even in these extraordinary times, and how...


Online Event: Dealing with Distractions During Centering Prayer

Online Event

"I've tried Centering Prayer, but my mind just won't settle down!" If you've ever said this, or something like it, then this mini-retreat is for you! We will be reflecting together on how the "monkey mind" feels like such a distraction during forms of silent prayer — and then we'll consider how we can actually...


Online Course: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (Columbia Seminary)

Online Event

I've offered this course on the spirituality of the Christian Mystics several times through Columbia Seminary's Center for Lifelong Learning. We're adapting it to an online format and are pleased to make this available in this way. We will draw on the wisdom and insight of the mystics themselves, and reflect on how their visionary...


Online Retreat: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (with Brother Elias)

Online Event

This event has been moved to online. Please register to join us on Zoom. It's become an annual tradition! Every fall I co-facilitate this retreat with Brother Elias, the author of Tears of an Innocent God. This year, we've moved the dates back to January, and we'll be online, so hope you can join us! Wisdom...


Online Retreat: Mystical Path to a Joyful Life (August 4-5, 2023)

Online Event

Click here to register for this online event. Friends, I hope you'll join me on August 4 and 5 for an online contemplative retreat focussing on one of my favorite topics: Joy! Co-sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of New Orleans and the School for Contemplative Living, this retreat will weave together Centering Prayer with spirited exploration...


Day Retreat for Women: Filling Your Life with God’s Love

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist 222 East Harris St., Savannah, GA, United States

WOMEN’S RETREAT “Filling Your life with God’s Love” Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023.  Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Vigil mass optional 5:30 pm) Location: Newly Renovated, Regina Coeli Parish Hall                 222 East Harris St., Savannah GA 31401 Cost: $40/pp, includes breakfast & lunch “Lord, teach us...


Retreat: The Spirituality of Julian of Norwich

Mepkin Abbey 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd, Moncks Corner, SC, United States

To register for this event, click here. Julian of Norwich, according to Thomas Merton, is "without doubt one of the most wonderful of all Christian voices." Julian lived in the fourteenth century and experienced a series of visions centered on divine love; she wrote a book about her visions — the first book written in...


Book Release Party: The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism

Cathedral of Saint Philip 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

Hi friends, you are invited to come to the Cathedral of Saint Philip at 7 PM on Thursday, August 31 to celebrate the publication of The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism. Here's the write up from the Cathedral Bookstore's Website: Book Launch Celebration for: The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism by author Carl McColman...


In Person Workshop: Introduction to Celtic Spirituality (in Dublin!)

Balally Parish (Church of the Ascension) Cedar Road, Wedgewood, Dublin, Ireland

An American, talking about Celtic spirituality at a church in Dublin? I suppose stranger things have happened! But when my good friend Fr. Jim Caffrey invited me to give a couple of talks at his parish church, it was his idea for me to share my love of the Celtic tradition. So with humility and...

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