Indigenous Spiritualities and Christian Experience with Richard Rohr (Part 1)

Ilia Delio and Robert Nicastro interview ecumenical teacher and author Fr. Richard Rohr. In Part 1, Ilia asks Richard about his past and the influence of different traditions on his inspirational work. They discuss indigenous spirituality and the role of symbols and the importance of the experiential for contemporary Christian renewal.

About Richard Rohr

“God is always bigger than the boxes we build for God, so we should not waste too much time protecting the boxes.”

Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar and ecumenical teacher. His mission and ministry has been to bear witness to the deep wisdom of Christian mysticism and traditions of action and contemplation. Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, Fr. Richard teaches how God’s grace guides us to our birthright as beings made of Divine Love. He is the author of numerous books, including The Universal Christ, The Wisdom Pattern, Just This, and Falling Upward. For more information about Richard’s work visit:

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