Connect with Carl McColman


Connect with Carl

On this page you'll find:

       • postings about upcoming events,

       • information on booking an event, and

       • information on spiritual direction with Carl McColman.

At the bottom of the page is a contact form. 

Upcoming Events

Online Course: Seeking God (January 8-February 4, 2024) — NOTE NEW DATES

UPDATE: This course has been postponed until 2024. Please check back in late 2023 to register for the course when it is offered in 2024. Thank you! Please note: I am co-teaching this course with members of the CTS Faculty. I lead one of five sessions. Columbia Theological Seminary, based in Decatur GA and affiliated […]

Online Course: Thomas Merton, Spiritual Guide (February 24-March 27, 2023)

Through Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning, I’m teaching a course on the wisdom of Thomas Merton as a spiritual guide. We will explore selected readings from Merton, and reflect together on how to integrate Merton’s wisdom on prayer, contemplation, interfaith dialogue, and social justice into our own spiritual practice. This is an online […]

Prayer and the Contemplative Imagination • In Person Retreat in Atlanta, January 28

PRAYER & THE CONTEMPLATIVE IMAGINATION A MINI-RETREAT WITH CARL MCCOLMAN Click here for more information or to register “Be still and know that I am God” is a promise from the Psalms: a promise that God may be known through stillness, silence, and contemplation. But how do we truly know God — and how does […]

Ireland Pilgrimage: September 20-27, 2023

Update: Our Ireland Pilgrimage is full. Please click here to be added to the waiting list. I’ve partnered with Zeitgeist, an Atlanta-based spiritual community, to create a special interspiritual pilgrimage to Sacred Ireland in September 2023! We’ll explore sacred sites from both the pre-Christian and Christian traditions, celebrate the spiritual wisdom from Irish folklore, myth, […]

In-Person/Online Hybrid Event, March 11, 2023: A Field Guide to Western Mysticism

Mystics, Monks, Magicians & Druids: A Field Guide to Western Mystery Traditions with Carl McColman Saturday, March  11, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm In Person/Zoom hybrid event $45 ZG members / $50 general This event will be recorded for participants only! Click here for more information and to register. What is the difference between a […]

Come to the “Writing for Your Life” Conference, March 6-7, 2023!

Note from Carl: I’m honored to be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming Atlanta “Writing for Your Life” conference, along with Barbara Brown Taylor, Luther Smith, Kate Rademacher, and many more! Click here for more information, and/or click here to register. If you write, or read, books that matter – books with substance and soul – then […]

Register Now for the 2023 Centering Prayer Summit!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited about an upcoming online “Centering Prayer Summit” that I’ll be participating with — I want to make sure all my online friends know about it. Hosted by my friends Keith Kristich and Jana Rentzel, this program features speakers like Cynthia Bourgeault, Adam Bucko, Mary Dwyer, Phileena Nikole and others (including […]

Invite Carl McColman to Speak to Your Community

Carl McColman is available for a limited number of events, in person or online.

Author and speaker Carl McColman loves to share his passion for Christian prayer, contemplative living, interfaith dialogue, and other dimensions of spiritual wisdom with groups and communities of all sizes and shapes: young or old, clergy or lay, religious or secular, ecumenical or interspiritual. He enjoys working in a variety of settings: with local or regional gatherings of churches or other faith communities, in seminary or other academic contexts, as well as experiential or retreat circles.

Click here to learn more about booking an event with Carl, or fill out the inquiry form below.

Spiritual Direction with Carl McColman

Trappist monk Brother Elias Marechal, OCSO chats with Carl McColman.

Spiritual Direction is a process of cultivating a deeper relationship with God through an ongoing conversation of reflecting on your spiritual journey with a companion — a spiritual director, guide, or "soul friend" to use the lovely Celtic term for this kind of ministry.

This is for anyone who seeks to grow closer to God and to cultivate a more meaningful and conscious relationship with the Divine Presence. You do not have to be a monk, nun, priest or minister to receive (or give) spiritual direction. Historically, this ministry flourished especially among the "ordinary" folks.

Click here to learn more about spiritual direction with Carl, or fill out the inquiry form below.

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