Cynthia Bourgeault is a renowned Christian contemplative, author,
retreat leader, and self-described Episcopal “hermit”
priest, dividing her time between solitude on Eagle Island, Maine, and a
more extraverted schedule in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she
serves as principal teacher for the Contemplative Society and an adjunct
faculty member at the Vancouver School of Theology.
Bourgeault is the author of six books: Chanting the Psalms, Mystical
Hope, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening,
Love is Stronger Than Death, and The Wisdom Jesus. She is also
responsible for many articles and CDs on the Christian spiritual life.
She is a past fellow of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural
research at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, and an oblate of New Camaldoli Monastery in Big Sur, California.
Bourgeault is passionately committed to the recovery of the Christian
contemplative path and has worked closely with many other contemporary
leaders in this tradition. She is also deeply committed to working with
leaders of other faiths.