Reverend Ute S. Molitor recently traveled
to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she celebrated the completion of her studies
at the Living School of the Center for Action and Contemplation.
Ute’s core teachers at the Living School have
been Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Jim Finley. The two-year curriculum
included units of study about non-dual consciousness, human incarnation, cosmic
incarnation, Third Way wisdom with a focus on Buddhism, Mystics and Prophets.
All students on this path were also asked to engage in acts of contemplative
solidarity. Ute has offered free cranio-sacral therapy sessions to professional
care givers in an effort to support their self-care.
Reflecting on the
milestone, Ute expressed her gratitude for the opportunity, stating, "I wish to
thank the congregation for allowing me the time to pursue continuing education.
You are all with me when I am away learning and engaging in exciting and
integrative study opportunities such as these!”
Having now completed the program, Ute is
looking forward to being an active alumna of the Living School, sharing the
wisdom of this lineage with the congregation and the community at large.
Ute is also very pleased that two members
of our congregation, Mimi Benedict and Susan
Yoder, have begun the program this
year. You may wish to explore
more about the Living School on the Center for Action and Contemplation website
About the Living School and the Center
for Action and Contemplation The Center for Action and Contemplation
was founded in 1987 by Richard Rohr. The Living School is a two-year program
that includes in-depth teachings in ancient and contemporary Christian mystics
and prophets, incorporates wisdom teachings of other religions, and fosters
grounded acts of solidarity in response to suffering and beauty in the world. Envisioned as a faith alternative to the dominant
consciousness, offering hope, inspiration and challenge to a despairing world,
the CAC today attracts people from around the world—those who seek peaceful,
positive alternatives and solutions to the difficult challenges of our often
materialistic, irrational and violent world. These people share the CAC vision
and understand the constructive message of the Gospel that crosses boundaries
of religion, ethnicity, social class and gender.
Many individuals seeking direction from and
understanding of God's will and love have found the CAC to be a place of
discovery and much more. ###