Carl McColman is a contemplative writer, speaker, retreat leader and spiritual companion. He is the author of several books, including Befriending Silence, Answering the Contemplative Call, and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. His writing appears in the Huffington Post, Contemplative Journal, Patheos, as well as his own blog on Christian spirituality and contemplative living, www.carlmccolman.com.
He speaks on topics relating to Christian Spirituality, Developing a Personal Rule of Life, Contemplative Prayer, Monastic Spirituality, Julian of Norwich, and The Cloud of Unknowing. View a more detailed list here »
McColman is a life-professed Lay Cistercian (a layperson under formal spiritual guidance of Cistercian monks) affiliated with the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. He first received formation in the practice of Christian spirituality and contemplative leadership through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, and he learned the art of spiritual direction through the Institute of Pastoral Studies.