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Richard Rohr

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.

Father Richard is author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, and Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self.

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.

Blog Posts by Richard Rohr

Posted by Richard Rohr 3 years 21 weeks ago
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...
Posted by Richard Rohr 5 years 26 weeks ago
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Posted by Richard Rohr 8 years 1 day ago
Red Letter Christian Richard Rohr was featured in today's NPR segment, This I Believe. Here's a choice nugget, but you can also read or listen to his entire reflection. [M] any religious folks insist...

Articles by Richard Rohr

Reflections on stopping gun violence, a year after the massacre in Newtown.

Real interior silence, not just the absence of noise, is a foundational spiritual discipline. So why are we so resistant to enter into it?

...and other lies we tell men. Why developing an inner life is essential to healing men from the explosive violence bottled up within.

Understanding the true presence of Christ helps us become elders, not just elderly.