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, New Mexico. 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.
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.
Articles By This Author
Grief, Courage, and Perseverance
Reflections on stopping gun violence, a year after the massacre in Newtown.
From the Archives: July 1994
Our Script Matters
Finding God in the Depths of Silence
Real interior silence, not just the absence of noise, is a foundational spiritual discipline. So why are we so resistant to enter into it?
Bringing the Church Together for Justice
After having spoken at the Greenbelt Festival in England a number of times now, we at the Center for Action and Contemplation always hoped and planned that we create a similar festival for spirituality and the arts in the United States. We had nothing comparable, and it was a niche waiting and needing to be filled. Therefore, we were honored to be a part of the first Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina last June, and hope that we can convene a truly ecumenical, radical, and socially engaged crowd of people living at the intersection of justice, spirituality, and creativity -- and those who want to be!
Boys Don't Cry
...and other lies we tell men. Why developing an inner life is essential to healing men from the explosive violence bottled up within.
What Sustains Me: Contemplation
Even More Will Be Expected
Understanding the true presence of Christ helps us become elders, not just elderly.
Humbled by Mystery
Beyond 'Certitudes and Order'
The vatican's management problem.
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