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Patreon Membership Rewards for 2023

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Hi friends, just wanted to give readers of this blog a look at what your membership in my Patreon program will provide in 2023. If you’re new to Patreon, it is an ongoing membership/crowdfunding program specifically for writers, musicians, podcasters, artists, game designers and other “content creators.” It’s a way for you to invest a small monthly amount (most people...

A Meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit (A Patreon Sneak Peek)

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A note from Carl: Friends, I am currently writing a manuscript that I am calling Meditations on the Christian Mysteries. I’ve identified fifty-two key themes, wisdom teachings, and mystical principles of the Christian tradition — and each month, I take one of those themes and I wrote a meditation based on it. I’m well over halfway done — in fact, the meditation I’m sharing with you here is #37. I...

A New Thank You Gift for Patrons: “Contemplative” Prayer Cards!

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Hello friends, here’s a little video for you to watch… I recently did some training with the folks who operate Patreon, the membership website that provides a way for individuals to support creative professionals (like me). Over 100 people help make the Anamchara.com blog possible through Patreon, and their ongoing support has made a profound difference in my ability to manage — and...

Online Day of Reflection for Patrons: October 2, 2021

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Four times a year I offer an online Quiet Day/Day of Reflection for the generous patrons who support the Anamchara website/blog/knowledge base through Patreon. The next such quiet day will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The theme for this Quiet Day will be the Spirituality of Saint Francis, and will include a Zoom session with time for silent prayer,  lectio divina, time for shared...

Online Day of Reflection for Patrons: Transfiguration (August 7, 2021)

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Four times a year I offer an online Quiet Day/Day of Reflection for the generous patrons who support the Anamchara website/blog/knowledge base through Patreon. The next such quiet day will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The theme for this Quiet Day will be the Feast of the Transfiguration, and will include a Zoom session with time for silent prayer,  lectio divina, time for shared...

A Meditation on the Spirituality of Healing (A Patreon Sneak Peek)

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A note from Carl: Friends, I am currently writing a manuscript that I am calling Meditations on the Christian Mysteries. I’ve identified fifty-two key themes, wisdom teachings, and mystical principles of the Christian tradition — and each month, I take one of those themes and I wrote a meditation based on it. I’m over halfway done — in fact, the meditation I’m sharing with you...

Poetry, Meditations, and Contemplative Encouragement (the Perks of Being a Patron)

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December 3, 2019 is “Giving Tuesday.” It’s a day designed to highlight the many worthy non-profit and charitable organizations that deserve our support — not just in December, but throughout the year. May I humbly suggest that, on this Giving Tuesday, you might also consider supporting a creative professional — a writer (like me), or some other artist whose work brings joy to...

Let’s Go Deeper in Our Exploration of Mystical Christianity

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Friends, I’m really excited about a new writing project I am launching next month through Patreon. I hope you will prayerfully consider joining me on this adventure. Patreon is the crowdfunding website where readers like you are invited to support this blog and my other writing projects. Patrons through Patreon get early access to my current and future writing projects, including this new...

What’s in a (Sacred) Story? Meditating on the Mysteries of Our Faith

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To be a mystic is to be the explorer of both Divine and human mysteries (which corresponds to Jesus’s two essential teachings, “Love God” and “Love your neighbors”). We often think that the essential way to do this is through spiritual practices such as meditation, contemplation, chanting the psalms, and working with a spiritual guide or companion. And, yes, all...

Support Anamchara through Patreon

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Readers like you make this website possible. Anamchara — an online resource for the exploration of Christian and interfaith mysticism, contemplative living, and silent prayer — includes a blog, a knowledge base, and audio/video content. It’s a labor of love and requires several hours each workday to keep going. This website is made possible by the generous support of readers like you. When...

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