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Carl McColman Jun 16, 2016
The Life of St Antony of the Desert, written by the fourth century Bishop of Alexandria, St. Athanasius, contains this charming passage in which the author explains a little bit about the nature of an...
Carl McColman Jun 15, 2016
Today (June 15, 2016) marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the death of Evelyn Underhill, the Anglo-Catholic writer who probably did more than anyone else in the first half of the twentieth century ...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Jun 09, 2016
Rodney Stark is a Protestant historian who teaches at a prominent Baptist university. He's not exactly the kind of academic one might expect to write a book defending Catholicism from the prejudicial ...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016 marks a grim anniversary in the history of the Cistercian Order. It's been twenty years since the assassination of seven Trappist monks of Notre Dame de Atlas Abbey in Tibhirine, Algeria....
Carl McColman May 18, 2016
My friends, I'm happy to announce my forthcoming book, due in October 2016.Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints and Sages is a companion volume to The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. I originally env...
Carl McColman Mar 23, 2016
I hope you have had a wonderful and prayerful Lent, and that your Holy Week is likewise a time for reflection and contemplative waiting. Here's looking forward to Easter — and the Easter season. May i...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Mar 22, 2016
Many years ago, when God was a boy and I was an Episcopalian, I heard a lovely Easter sunday sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Francis Wade at St. Alban's Church, in the shadow of the National Cathedral...
Carl McColman Mar 10, 2016
Did you know that when Pope Francis was a little boy, he wanted to be a butcher when he grew up?Or that, as a young man, his favorite dance was the tango?These are just two of many delightful surprise...
Carl McColman Mar 04, 2016
"Silence is where we speak something deeper than our words...""Silence returns us to what is real."These are two of many jewels of insight spoken over the course of In Pursuit of Silence, a luminous a...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Mar 01, 2016
As part of the Patheos Book Club, I've recently read Operating on Faith: A Painfully True Love Story by Matt Weber. Weber is the author of Fearing the Stigmata, about his search as a young Catholic fo...
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