Beginning the week of April 15th – 9 Week Study (8 meetings). We will not meet the week of May 13th

Join us as we continue our Year of the Mystics by embarking on a summer of learning about the Franciscan Tradition through Francis and Claire of Assisi. We will follow up this study with a short study on Claire at the end of the summer. 

In our groups, we create a safe sacred container for conversation and practice as we journey together through books on contemplation, Christianity, and spiritual growth. Through a set of shared ground rules and curiosity, we learn from each other, ourselves, and the text. Many participants stick with their groups for future studies and become ongoing groups.  

About the Book

Francis found an “alternative way” to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to the narrow path of the Gospel. Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus.

Rohr draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St. Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives.

Meetings Times (Central Time)

Tuesdays 11:00am

Wednesdays 1:30pm

Thursdays 11:00am

Saturdays 9:30am

All groups are hosted on The Contemplative Cathedral, an online platform that allows for sharing, discussion, access to Zoom links, and multi-model learning and engagement. You will receive an invitation to join the group in The Cathedral at least a week before we begin.