Fr. Richard Rohr
Fr. Richard Rohr

Father Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, N.M. Father Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy — practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Father Richard is author of many books and his newest book, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation is available for order now at

CAC is home to the Rohr Institute where Father Richard is academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity’s place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Rohr Institute is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings.

Posts By This Author

A Process of Transformation

by Richard Rohr 05-01-1998

A sample North American initiation pattern

Holy Fools

by Richard Rohr 07-01-1994

Ushers of the next generation in the church.

Why Does Psychology Always Win?

by Richard Rohr 11-01-1991

The process of conversion from self-actualization to self-transcendence

Blunt Words From Jesus

by Richard Rohr 12-01-1984

Studying the radical texts of the Gospels.

An Appetite for Wholeness

by Richard Rohr 11-01-1982

Living with our sexuality.

Pure Passion

by Richard Rohr 10-01-1982

The holiness of human sexuality.

A Life Pure And Simple

by Richard Rohr 12-01-1981

A Franciscan reflects on the saint

Authors Of Life Together

by Richard Rohr 03-01-1981

Inner authority in community

All Of Life Together Is A Stage

by Richard Rohr 02-01-1981

Charting community growth

Baptism of Joy

by Richard Rohr 12-01-1979

Meditations for Advent

The Energy Of Promise

by Richard Rohr 11-01-1979

Meditations for Advent

To Unveil Our Faces

by Richard Rohr 05-01-1979
Reflections on Marriage and Celibacy

Building Family

by Richard Rohr 01-01-1979

God's Strategy for the Reluctant Church

To Be Jesus Resurrected

by Richard Rohr 03-01-1978

The death of Jesus is either the end or it is the beginning.