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Online Retreat: Praying with the Spanish Mystics

Online Event

My friends at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY have invited me "back" for another Zoom retreat. The theme of this retreat will be "Praying with the Spanish Mystics," focusing on the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Teresa of Ávila, and St. John of the Cross. We'll have a conference each day...


Online Retreat: Wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fathers

Online Event

Mepkin Abbey is sponsoring this online retreat based on the spirituality of the Desert Mothers and Fathers. Let's enter the "desert" of this extraordinary time of pandemic and social isolation together, turning to our desert elders for inspiration and spiritual guidance. The retreat begins with a conference the evening of Monday, August 10. Two conferences...


Mosaïek Conversations (Online Event)

Online Event

You are invited to an exciting online event that I'm honored to be part of. Mosaïek Conversations, sponsored by a church in South Africa, takes place the weekend of August 28 & 29, 2020. The event organizers asked fellow pilgrims on the spiritual journey to share the practices, hopes and ideas that stir their heart. My...


Online Retreat: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and George MacDonald: the Wisdom of the Christian Imagination

Online Event

This retreat has been rescheduled and moved online. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia are masterpieces of fantasy literature. Since both authors were committed Christians, these writings also are filled with spiritual insights and mystical wisdom. On this retreat we will reflect together on how Tolkien, Lewis,...


Online Course: Wisdom of the World’s Mystical Traditions (Seven Week Program)

Online Event

Mysticism is like meditation and prayer — it cannot be limited to just one faith or wisdom tradition. Zeitgeist — Atlanta's home base for the spiritually independent seeker (and their allies like me, who are aligned with a faith but who love the interspiritual adventure) — is doing important work not only here in the...


The Franciscan Way of Prayer (Online Retreat)

The Rock Hill Oratory 434 Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill, SC, United States

The Franciscan Way of Prayer: Spiritual Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints, and for good reason. He's a patron saint of animals and ecology, and was renowned for his compassionate care for the poor. He has been an inspiration to saints and...


Online Course: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (with Tessa Bielecki)

Online Event

I'm excited to be offering this online course exploring the wisdom of the Christian mystics in partnership with my colleague and friend Tessa Bielecki. We will be celebrating the wisdom and insight of a dozen major voices within the Christian tradition, looking at how their wisdom remains relevant even in these extraordinary times, and how...


Online Event: Dealing with Distractions During Centering Prayer

Online Event

"I've tried Centering Prayer, but my mind just won't settle down!" If you've ever said this, or something like it, then this mini-retreat is for you! We will be reflecting together on how the "monkey mind" feels like such a distraction during forms of silent prayer — and then we'll consider how we can actually...


Online Course: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (Columbia Seminary)

Online Event

I've offered this course on the spirituality of the Christian Mystics several times through Columbia Seminary's Center for Lifelong Learning. We're adapting it to an online format and are pleased to make this available in this way. We will draw on the wisdom and insight of the mystics themselves, and reflect on how their visionary...


Online Retreat: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (with Brother Elias)

Online Event

This event has been moved to online. Please register to join us on Zoom. It's become an annual tradition! Every fall I co-facilitate this retreat with Brother Elias, the author of Tears of an Innocent God. This year, we've moved the dates back to January, and we'll be online, so hope you can join us! Wisdom...


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