Announcing my Day1 “Key Voices” Blog

I’m happy to announce that I am now blogging for the “Key Voices” blog of the Day1 website. Day1 is the website for a syndicated radio show, hosted by my Facebook friend Peter Wallace, that is sponsored by a consortium of mainline Protestant churches. The website describes its mission this way: “Through sermons, blogs, and video & audio resources, Day1 proclaims a passionate faith for thinking people.” The Key Voices section of the website feature a variety of bloggers, most of whom are Protestant clergy. I’ve crashed the party, hopefully bringing a fresh perspective to the conversation as a Catholic layperson — and of course, I’m more interested in talking about mysticism and contemplation than about denominational identities or church politics, so I hope that what I have to say will be useful both to regular Day1 readers as well as to folks used to reading my blog.

I’m thinking that Day1 will be a place where I can explore storytelling and perhaps some more personal insights into my life and my faith, than I am accustomed to doing here at We’ll see how it goes. To start off, I wrote about the newest member of our family (Margery, the Energizer Kitten) and you can read the post here: A Little Reminder

Not to worry: this blog will always come first, and whenever I do post something to the Key Voices blog, I’ll post a link here so you can go check it out. I only expect to post to Day1  once or twice a month, depending on how it goes.

Of course, when you do follow the link and ready my post, check out some of the other bloggers at Day1. There’s some insightful writing going on over there.

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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.

  • brazenbird

    This sounds exciting! I look forward to reading more from you Carl.

  • Annie Ragsdale

    I’m so excited about finding this community of seekers and saints, and look forward with joy to following the pathway where it leads. We were introduced to John O’Donohue on Thursday night with the broadcast of John’s program on our local Austin TX, PBS station. It was compelling. I’ve ordered five of his books today. We are Anglican Episcopalians, live in the Hill Country of Texas by the mighty Colorado river. Of rivers John said, “I would like to live like a river flows. Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding”. My prayer is that this thread may be somewhat like that river.

  • Son of Wisdom

    Congratulations! This sounds great!