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.
What’s Anam Cara Abbey?
During this decade of ministry, what I (Tara) have come to realize is that I’m the abbess here. Like a monastic community, Anam Cara functions as a sacred family. And we’d love to welcome you in. To that end, we’ve developed a virtual community hosted in our App and web interface. If you’d like to visit, you’re welcome to do so at all time. You can learn more here. If you choose to become a donor to Anam Cara at the levels you’ll see below, you’ll also have access to other parts of our community, including the Cloister where members of the community pray, reflect, and engage in the Rule of the Abbey in intentional, every day life.
There are several ways that you can join the Anam Cara Abbey Community. Read on to see how you might want to partner with us!
Many abbeys welcome visitors from around the world. Anam Cara abbey is no different. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the rhythms and practices that shape the abbey. Maybe you want to stop in from time to time and see what’s happening or maybe you need some encouragement. You might be looking to have an occasional conversation with others who want to know more about the community. If that describes you, then you will be welcome as a visitor to the abbey.