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A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Mar 31, 2014
Blessed are the peacemakers, and today I want to celebrate two such persons in particular.I could have called this blog post "A Tale of Two Walters," for both of these men share that same slightly ner...
Carl McColman Mar 21, 2014
It's been almost three years now since the release of Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. But in that short time, it seems that this book has already become somet...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Mar 14, 2014
In its very last paragraph, Norris J. Chumley describes Be Still and Know, his new book on contemplative silence (hesychia), as a "research study." And therein lies what is both wonderful and frustrat...
Carl McColman Mar 04, 2014
This morning I was reading St. John of the Cross, and came across this passage.An act of virtue produces and fosters in the soul mildness, peace, comfort, light, purity, and strength, just as an inord...
Carl McColman Feb 18, 2014
Contemplative spirituality is a spirituality in which, in the words of Richard Rohr, "everything belongs." It's a spirituality of inclusion, rather than exclusion. It seeks to build bridges rather tha...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Feb 12, 2014
Here is a list of recommended books, DVDs, music, and apps for persons interested in exploring Christian contemplation, mystical theology, and interfaith spirituality ("interspirituality"). This is my...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Feb 03, 2014
Contemplative prayer — the prayer of sitting in silence, waiting in faith and trust on God — needs to be a daily practice. There are a number of reasons for this, but today I'd like to look at somethi...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Jan 22, 2014
Are you looking for a book or two to read, on the topics of contemplation or mysticism?I thought I'd offer a twist on the typical blog post where books get reviewed. Here is a list of seven books I ho...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Jan 10, 2014
Rest in peace, Father Luke Kot.Father Luke died tonight, at the age of 102.Father Luke was the last surviving of twenty Trappist monks who, almost seventy years ago, left Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky ...
Carl McColman Dec 20, 2013
Okay, I'm loving The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander so much that I have to give you one more quote for this Advent season.Only Our Lady has ever lived all the aspects of phases and moments of Chris...
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