Matthew Wright

You've stumbled onto my personal blog—my thinking and praying "out loud" as I work to keep my heart awake.  The early posts here began as columns over at Contemplative Journal.  You'll also find a collection of some of the sermons I've preached.

A bit about me: I'm an Episcopal priest serving the wonderful community of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY.  I'm also a teacher and retreat leader for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society, non-profits dedicated to the renewal of the Christian Wisdom tradition, and a dervish on the Mevlevi Sufi path.  I live with my wife Yanick and cat Moonbeam alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY.

My spiritual formation has happened largely along two lines, one Christian, the other Sufi: the rich traditions of Anglicanism, the Episcopal Church, and the Wisdom Schools of Cynthia Bourgeault, and the Mevlevi Order through the teaching of Kabir and Camille Helminski.  I offer gratitude here to Kabir, Camille, Cynthia, and all my teachers!