Download: STORIES FROM THE ROAD #11 Richard Rohr, OFM

By Festival of Faiths


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FESTIVAL OF FAITHS presents STORIES FROM THE ROAD, a web shorts series.

If you had 5 minutes to transmit what being alive means to you, what would you say? We are asking people from all walks of life to share the distilled wisdom they gained in the school of human existence, the personal lessons they learned on the journey through life.

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Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher involved with 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 ( in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (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.