Renowned Spiritual Pioneer & Author of Over
30 Books That Have Sold Millions of Copies
Matthew Fox

Discover how Thomas Aquinas’ wisdom inspired Julian of Norwich to withstand the darkness and cynicism of her day, all because she was grounded in her spiritual journey — and how you can do the same, even in the face of your biggest trials.

These times we’re living in are being described as unprecedented and uncertain — and we are certainly navigating turbulent, unchartered waters...

Between the pandemic, the societal unrest and upheaval, the dire issue of climate change, and more, these strange days hold many challenges we’ve never experienced before.

It feels as if we’re making it up as we go along...

Thankfully, we do have empowering, transformative wisdom to look to, as we learn from those who’ve already navigated the world’s plagues and other dark times — true spiritual luminaries who have traveled the very roads we’re traveling now...

We can walk in their company, allowing their wisdom to guide us to not only survive these times, but to emerge feeling bolder, more grounded, wiser, and more peaceful... because like those who came before us, we made the choice to continue growing, evolving, and nurturing our belief in a power greater than our own.

Join us for a new 60-minute online event with renowned spiritual pioneer Matthew Fox to revisit the groundbreaking teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, iconic philosopher and Doctor of the Church...

... and apply his profound wisdom to the circumstances of your own life, no matter what you’re facing.

You’ll learn how to follow Aquinas’ inspiring path and, despite the modern-day turmoil going on around you, deepen into your spiritual journey toward wisdom, justice and compassion... and away from fear and, worst of all, indifference.

Matthew will also share the profound impact Aquinas had on Julian of Norwich, a trailblazing feminist religious thinker who wrote Revelations of Divine Love, the earliest surviving book in the English language written by a woman.

Julian lived through times of plague — also known as The Black Death — which may have killed more than half of the European population.

Along the way, a widespread theological shift took place — away from gratitude and awe, and toward a fear-based religion of sin and pessimism...

How did Julian emerge from the Black Death of the 14th century with a renewed, dynamic view of the cosmic wonder around her, celebrating “the joyful kingdom of God as the cosmos”?

As you move through our current reality of coronavirus, climate change, and other challenges — you’ll explore how you can draw upon her positive worldview as she stretches your understanding of soul, psyche, and more.

These times call for boldness. They call for the young to rise to the great task of saving the earth as we know it from collapse, and for the elders to share stories of life-affirming wisdom from our traditions and lineages...

It's crucial that we now bring the teachings of the spiritual luminaries and brilliant minds who came before us into our daily lives — and Matthew will show you how.

In this 60-minute free online event, you’ll discover:

  • A new understanding of wisdom — it starts with the heart and head, psyche and cosmos, coming together
  • What you can learn from Aquinas’ forward-thinking, eco-conscious, understanding of salvation — “First and primarily, salvation means to preserve things in the good” — and how to live it out in your own life, starting NOW
  • Julian’s essential feminist spiritual teachings, including “Goodness of Creation,” “God As the Goodness of Things,” and “The Motherhood of God (Divine Feminine)”
  • Why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. invoked Aquinas’ teachings on justice in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
  • An ancient Indigenous healing song, led by special guest Meshi Chavez

You’ll also hear about a new opportunity to deepen your own faith journey by delving further into the lineage and impact of St. Thomas Aquinas with Matthew, a true modern-day spiritual luminary, as your mentor.

In his new 7-week course, you’ll discover how to put your spirituality into action — following in the footsteps of the mystics who speak to our deepest experiences, and whose compassion, courage, and resilience can be just as impactful in today’s world.

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What People Are Saying About Matthew Fox...

“Who knew that Thomas Aquinas was so extravagantly brimming with a vital blend of earthy reverence and contemplative quietude...?”

With his characteristic vigor, wit, and startling insight, Matthew Fox reclaims living wisdom from the murky recesses of theology. Who knew that Thomas Aquinas was so extravagantly brimming with a vital blend of earthy reverence and contemplative quietude, blessing the holiness of all that is incarnational while exalting the One that transcends all distinction? May these distilled teachings contribute to mending the torn web of the world.
— Mirabai Starr, Author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam and Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics

“No one but Matthew Fox could have pulled off so magical and necessary a resurrection.”

Andrew Harvey, Author of The Hope and Turn Me To Gold: 108 Translations of Kabir

“Fox has once again taken some of the gems of the Christian tradition and made them sparkle anew."

In the future, when we look back at the individuals who had the greatest impact on Christian thinking in the early 21st century, I believe that Matthew Fox will be among those at the top of the list… Fox has a special ability to recontextualize the deep mystical wisdom of the spiritual masters of the church in a way that makes them urgently relevant for our times. This is exactly what he has done with Thomas Aquinas in his new book — showing us how this medieval, Dominican scholar has much to teach us about mysticism, modern psychology, the environmental movement, science, and social justice. Fox has once again taken some of the gems of the Christian tradition and made them sparkle anew.
— Paul Engler, founding director of Center for the Working Poor and co-author of This Is An Uprising

“Thomas Aquinas’ wisdom supercharged my life and my creativity for decades.”

In my 20s, I encountered Thomas Aquinas while studying the creation spirituality of Matthew Fox. This turned out to be an event that changed my life forever. It felt like I had discovered a secret energy source, like I was this lonely geologist who had stumbled upon an untapped oil field as vast as Saudi Arabia, but filled with a psychic form of energy a thousand times more potent than oil or gas. Thomas Aquinas’ wisdom supercharged my life and my creativity for decades. You have in your hands the magical switch to the spiritual energy you need to accomplish the great work for which you were created. Nothing can stop you now.
— Brian Thomas Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies, cosmologist, and author of The Universe Story and Journey of the Universe

“Thomas’ God soars like the wind beneath our feet, propelling us on to more beauty and truth...”

Matthew Fox brings Thomas Aquinas to life in a way that transcends intellectual arguments. There is a deep love for Aquinas here, a profound appreciation for the way Thomas delighted in divine freedom and goodness spilling over into creation, instilling an exuberance within creation that awakens within us a desire for beauty, wholeness, and the deepening of love; a creation drunk with beauty and wisdom.

Thomas’ God soars like the wind beneath our feet, propelling us on to more beauty and truth; a God who is a living God, active and alive in our midst, in our cells and bodies, a God breathing new life into everything that exists. What else could religion be but one long continuous act of gratitude?
— Ilia Delio, OFM, Author of The Unbearable Wholeness of Being and The Emergent Christ

“... serving up the choicest morsels with their relevance to 21st-century life.”

Matthew Fox has condensed the deep and complex theology of Thomas Aquinas into delicious bites of wisdom, riffing on key quotations from this medieval churchman who dared to introduce Aristotle’s pagan science to Christian Europe, and serving up the choicest morsels with their relevance to 21st-century life.
— Nancy Abrams, Author of View From the Center of the Universe and A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science and the Future of Our Planet

“... one of the great Christian spirits of our age.”

History will name Fox one of the great Christian spirits of our age.
— John Shelby Spong, Author of A New Christianity for a New World

About Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a prolific author of books dedicated to renewing the ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality. This earth-based mystical tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, honors Indigenous wisdom, works with science, and is committed to interfaith approaches and eco, social, and gender justice.

Matthew’s effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition has awakened awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as the wisdom tradition that nurtured Jesus. His work helps to reconnect science and spirituality by honoring the sacredness of the cosmos and interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics. He believes that “by reinventing work, education, and worship, we can bring about a nonviolent revolution on our planet.”

Matthew received his doctorate summa cum laude in the History and Theology of Spiritualities from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, and he established an Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago, and for 12 years at Holy Names College in Oakland.

He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California in 1996, and was president and professor until 2005, when he left to create a pilot project to reinvent the educational experience for inner-city teenagers.

Matthew is a recipient of many awards, including the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. He is a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About Special Guest Meshi Chavez

Meshi Chavez is a choreographer and movement teacher of 20 years. He has taught and performed across the United States and Europe. His students range from professional dancers to individuals who have never experienced dance training yet have found dance as a way to enhance the quality of their lives. He began his teaching career in Soul Motion, and then got seduced into the pursuit of Butoh. He is a student of Natsu Nakajima (the first female Butoh dancer) and Denise Fujiwara. He presents Movement as Meditation workshops with renowned author and theologian Matthew Fox and is co-founder of Momentum Conscious Movement in Portland, Oregon. Meshi has been a guest teacher in various locations such as Schumacher College and Middlebury College.

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Join this FREE video event with Matthew Fox to discover how Aquinas’ wisdom can help you withstand darkness and cynicism, even in the face of your biggest trials.

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