The Way of Engaged Spirituality

Integrating the inner life with creating just and sustainable communities.

Michael Dallaire

I was born in April 1955, the third of four sons to Doreen Leblond and Maurice Dallaire. Born into a Canadian military family was in keeping with my ancestral Celtic roots for the frequent moves early in life prepared me for a life of peregrination—wandering—and the practice of engaged spirituality.

Engaged Spirtuality

Integrating the inner life with creating just and sustainable communities.

Engaged spirituality seeks to integrate the summons to an interior life with the summons to positive engagement in social, political, and environmental action.

The way of engaged spirituality attends to these two horizons of concern using the traditional method of ‘contemplation in action’ to chart a path.

Through our presence, our discernment, our engagement, and our reflection we grow in wholeness and holiness while supporting actions that benefit our communities as well.

Books

Ten percent of author’s royalties goes to support the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to fight AIDS in Africa and to Food Banks Canada.

Sojourner Poems

Sojourner Poems

Sojourner Poems by Michael Dallaire is a slim collection of the author’s poems gathered around his experience as a sojourner through life interpreted through...

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Teaching With The Wind

Teaching With The Wind

“Dallaire argues that spirituality is the middle ground between the secular and the religious and it is in this space that we can renew education….The author...

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Contemplation In Liberation

Contemplation In Liberation

“This is a very important book. It brings together areas of thought and experience that are often kept apart: contemplation and action, individual growth and...

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Field Notes

Christmas Haiku

Christmas Haiku

Christmas Haiku Worldviews colliding, Within and outside broken. Silence births a Light. © Michael Dallaire, 2023

An Advent River, 2023

An Advent River, 2023

An Advent River, 2023 It is quiet; not a sound by this river bank, except for the faint whispers of a slight breeze through the tall white pines and the occasional chirps of the swallows. The river sings quietly at...

The Relational Power of God

The Relational Power of God

A Review of Eleanor O'Donnell's 'The Relational Power of God: Considering the Rebel Voice'. (Originally posted on Catholic Books Review Online) This is a comprehensive academic study of the philosophical and...

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