Fr. Richard Rohr, O.M.F., entered the Franciscan order in 1961 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1970. He founded the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1971 and the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1986 where he presently serves as Founding Director. He is an international speaker, teaching on such themes as male spirituality, adult Christianity, politics and spirituality, and non-dual thinking. He is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs; Adam’s Return; and, most recently, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. He lives in a hermitage behind his Franciscan community in Albuquerque.

Discharging Your Loyal Soldier


There is a deeper voice of God, which you must learn to hear and obey in the second half of life. It will sound an awful lot like the voices of risk, of trust, of surrender, of soul, of “common sense,” of destiny, of love, of an intimate stranger, of our deepest self, of soulful “Beatrice." The true faith journey only begins at this point. Up to now everything is mere preparation...

Fall 2011 Issue

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