My Schedule in Portland

For my friends on the west coast: here is the schedule for my trip to Portland, OR, the weekend of October 28-31, 2010.

Thursday, October 28:
Still to be determined; either an evening presentation/booksigning at an area bookstore, or a “beer & theology” event a local pub. I’ll post details here as soon as it’s worked out.

Friday, October 29:
7:00 PM: “The Underlying Stream of Mysticism in the Christian Tradition”
St David of Wales Episcopal Church
, 2800 SE Harrison, Portland, OR 97214

Saturday, October 30:
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM:
“Christian Mysticism and Contemplative Spirituality”
This day-long event will include a morning talk by me, with a response by a guest panel. After an optional group lunch, the afternoon will include time for group interaction and shared contemplative practice.
Sts. Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, 8147 SE Pine, Portland, OR 97215

Cost for the Friday evening presentation will by $15.00; for the Saturday event will be $40.00, or participate in both for $50.00. The optional lunch on Saturday is $7.50.

Sunday, October 31:
Homilist at Sts Peter & Paul Episcopal Church
8:00 AM Spoken Mass
9:00 AM Adult Forum
10:00 AM High Mass
12:00 noon Misa en Español (Spanish Mass)
Evening: Homilist at Spiritus Abbey, which meets at Sts Peter and Paul Episcopal Church, 8147 SE Pine, Portland, OR
5:00 PM Mass

I’m so excited about this trip: the opportunity to speak about Celtic Christianity and Christian mysticism on the weekend preceding the feast of All Saints (the traditional Celtic holy time of Samain). It’s going to be a splendid weekend, hope you can be there!

To register for the paid events, please contact the Institute for Progressive Spirituality at by visiting their website ( or mailing your registration fee to:

Institute for Progressive Spirituality
1163 SW Chastain Drive
Gresham, OR 97080

Is Mysticism Genetic?
Happy St. Hildegard's Day!
Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
Bruno Barnhart (1931-2015)
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Beth Patterson

    About time you showed up out here! I’ll be there to meet and learn with you!