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:
  • What Do Donuts have to do with Grace?

    Topics Explored: Grace

    Excerpt:

    While we may have an understanding that we don’t have to perform to earn God’s love, mercy and grace, we often forget that means that we receive grace even when we’re not “performing”. . .

  • The Ebba Compline

    Topics Explored: Prayer, Spiritual Practice, Rhythms

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    The Ebba Compline from the Northumbria Community.

     

  • The Enemy of the Good Life

    Topics Explored: Rest, Rhythm

    Excerpt:

    God is so good, in fact, that He’s actually got it all covered. Truly. He doesn’t need our help, and He doesn’t need us to run ourselves ragged in attempts to gain His love.

     

Upcoming Events

A few of the upcoming events we’re especially excited about:
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Sponge or Stone: Understanding Ignatian Discernment in Spiritual Direction with Larry Warner

Anam Cara will again be hosting Larry Warner to talk about Ignatian spirituality. Called “Sponge or Stone,” for this workshop he’ll be sharing about Ignatian discernment within the context of spiritual direction. Aimed for spiritual directors, pastors, and soul care folks; nonetheless, everyone is welcome.

September 17, 2021 10:00amMST - 12:00pmMST

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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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Online Scripture Circle with Julie Stoll (Open)

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Fitler Scripture Circle (Closed)

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All Souls Church of Boulder Scripture Circle (Open)

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Mihevc Women’s Scripture Circle (Closed)

The Neighborhood Church Scripture Circle (Closed)

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Rooted Scripture Circle (Closed)

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Co Springs Women’s Scripture Circle (Closed)

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Online Scripture Circle Cohort with Julie Stoll (6 weeks)

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Sign Post Inn: Contemplative Prayer Retreat

Sponge or Stone: Understanding Ignatian Discernment in Spiritual Direction with Larry Warner

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Sign Post Inn: Contemplative Prayer Retreat

Online Scripture Circle with Julie Stoll (Open)

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Sacred Journey Retreat with Jeremy Frye (Closed)

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Sacred Journey Retreat with Jeremy Frye (Closed)

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