Father Richard Rohr (get his daily meditations and follow him on Twitter!) returns to us again on Christmas. We spoke about his new book, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation, plus so much more.
Fr. 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. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi.
Fr. 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 Living School 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.
Watch Father Rohr on Oprah’s Soul Series.
What a great present! A delightful insightful cookie of wonder, filled with smiles and recognition galore! Thank you, Father Rohr, and thanks Paul for your great interaction and questions for your honored guest. Having attended St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL, and taught by Franciscan Friars, such as Rohr, I am well acquainted with the down-to-earth-ness of this special order of Catholic clergy. Fr. Rohr is the true embodiment of the word “catholic” — in its all-inclusive, universal meaning besides its religious one. And now, with “The Divine Dance” enroute in time (I hope!) for a new book club’s discussion I’ll be attending early February, I feel like I know even more about what I’ll soon be reading. So looking forward to this book. I’ve painted “the Divine Dance” many a times. And “the Mystery” has always been my favorite way of referring to the Divine. It pleases me Fr. Rohr chooses to use that metaphor as well, in speaking about the ineffable. I also love his sweet chuckle and high humor, the true sign of enlightenment.
Thank you, and God Bless this great teacher/mentor, Fr. Rohr, and you, too, Paul for bringing this conversation to us.
Love and Light,
teZa Lord, author of meditative artbook “We Are ONE” amzn.to/2gGzk7g PS.