Below is an alphabetical list of communities you may find helpful on your spiritual journey.

Center for Action and Contemplation (and the Living School)

Visit the CAC and the Living School at

Center for Action and Contemplation (and the Living School) added 2019.10.03.

Contemplative Outreach

“Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.” (from the “About Us” page on the Contemplative Outreach website 22 Oct 2019). Visit Contemplative Outreach at

Contemplative Outreach added 2019.10.22.

The Liturgists

“The Liturgists are a global community working to subvert the barriers our society builds around religion, race, gender, ability, and sexuality. Our work is centered around compelling discussion, non-judgmental community, and thoughtful, evocative art.” (from the website 13 Oct 2019). Visit The Liturgists at

The Liturgists added 2019.10.13.


Description to come. Visit Nomad at

Nomad added 2019.11.29.

Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development

Visit them at

Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development added 2019.10.03.

Raven Foundation

Raven Foundation is, according to their website, “A welcoming community for those who struggle with organized religion but haven’t given up on God or a world at peace.” Visit them at

Raven Foundation added 2019.12.09.

St. Francis Center for Renewal

St. Francis Center for Renewal is a beautiful retreat site and conference center in Bethlehem, PA. Visit them at

St. Francis Center for Renewal added 2019.10.03.

St. Francis House of Prayer

Visit them at

St. Francis House of Prayer added 2019.10.03.

Spiritual Directors International (SDI)

Spiritual Directors International: The Home of Spiritual Companionship. Their “Seek and Find Guide” lists spiritual directors from all over the world, in a variety of faith traditions (or none) and various specialties. Visit them at

Spiritual Directors International (SDI) added 2019.10.03.


Visit them at

Taizé added 2019.10.03.

Via Mystica

Via Mystica is the website of Carl McColman which presents resources for the understanding and practice of Christian mysticism. Visit Via Mystica at

Via Mystica added 2019.10.09.

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