An invitation to soul friendship.

About Anam Cara

Welcome! My name is Tara Owens, and as the executive director of Anam Cara Ministries, I’m delighted that you are here. Our vision for Anam Cara is to provide a place dedicated to the practice of soul friendship, coming alongside one another in order to facilitate healing, wholeness, holiness, and spiritual formation.

Slowing Down

A few things we think are worth experiencing with intentionality and without haste:
  • Pandemic Soul Care

    Topics Explored: Soul Care, Pandemic

    Excerpt:

    We have all experienced trauma this year. Here are some practices, reminders, and gentle exhortations that are important to soul health.

  • Catch Me In My Scurrying: A Prayer for Lent

    Topics Explored: Lent, Prayer, Grace

    Excerpt:

    Catch me in my aimless scurrying, Lord,
    and hold me in this Lenten season:
    hold my heart to the beat of your grace
    and create in me a resting place,
    a kneeling place…

  • 11 Questions To Ask A Prospective Spiritual Director

    Topics Explored: Spiritual Direction, FAQs, How To Interview A Director

    Excerpt:

    It’s important to ask all the questions that you want in order to get to know your prospective director. Here are a few to start.

Upcoming Events

A few of the upcoming events we’re especially excited about:
SoulCare

Soul Care in African American Practice

This course is designed to share multiple empowering spiritual disciplines with participants. Many glimpses of these disciplines were practiced by African fore- parents that were transported as slaves to the shores of North America.

March 19th 6:00pm-8:30pm EST and March 20th 10:00am-2:00pm EST

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Join us in The Anam Cara Abbey

Chances are, you’re here because you support the work of Anam Cara Ministries in some way. Maybe you’ve read one of Tara’s books and resonated with the content, or you’ve been encouraged by the daily posts on Anam Cara’s Facebook page. Maybe you are a spiritual director, a recipient of spiritual direction, or someone who’s joined us for a Scripture Circle. Or maybe you just love the idea of promoting soul friendship in the world.

Whatever way you’ve come to Anam Cara, we are so glad that you’re here!

We say “we” intentionally, because this is a place that we’ve built together over the past ten years. It’s a place where people are reminded (again and again and again) that they are the beloved of God. It’s a place of prayer and contemplative practice, of falling down and getting back up again. It’s a place of community and hope, where stories are shared and creativity is practiced. It’s a wild, holy place of spiritual companionship and friendship in all its messy and beautiful forms.

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Soul Care Institute: Retreat

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Soul Care Institute: Lectio Divina

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Soul Care Institute: Day With Jesus

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Fitler Scripture Circle (Open by Email & Online)

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Continuing Education for Spiritual Directors: Suicide Protocols

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All Souls Church of Boulder Scripture Circle (Open by Email & Online)

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Mihevc Women’s Scripture Circle (Open & Online)

Village of Arroyo Grande, California Scripture Circle-Open (Email)

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Online Scripture Circle (Open)

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Co Springs Women’s Scripture Circle (Closed)

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Soul Care In African American Practice

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Leaders Scripture Circle (Closed)

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San Luis Obispo, California Scripture Circle-Open (Email)

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