Cassidy Hall

is creating Art at intersection of Contemplation & Social Action...

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At this tier, your financial encouragement will bring monthly updates of what I'm up to, what I'm writing, behind the scenes news from the films I'm working on, podcasts I'm recording, all enveloped in news updates exclusive to Patrons. 

• Weekly musings from my wandering and reading.
• Monthly News Update featuring exclusive content! 

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Your financial encouragement will bring monthly updates of what I'm up to, what I'm writing, behind the scenes news from the films I'm working on and podcasts I'm recording, all enveloped in the exclusive news updates for Patrons! Beyond that, I will be sending you a piece of mail for your kind contribution 4x per year.

• Weekly musings from my wandering and reading.
• Monthly News Update featuring exclusive content!
• Quarterly Mail (in your mailbox not your email!)

Digital Download + Mail Partner

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Beyond the previous tiers, I will be sending you personalized monthly mail (instead of quarterly) and a Digital Download of my book, Notes on Silence.

• Weekly musings from my wandering and reading.
• Monthly News Update featuring exclusive content!
• Monthly Mail 
• Digital Download of my book, Notes on Silence

Mug Club

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$22
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You'll be getting all the benefits in the previous categories AND this exclusive daily reminder mug. 

• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" mug
• Weekly musings from my wandering and reading.
• Monthly News Update featuring exclusive content!
• Monthly Mail
• A digital download of my book, Notes on Silence
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Inner Circle Shirt Team

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You'll be getting all the benefits in the previous categories AND I'll be sending you postcards (if they don't have postcards I will write) from the monasteries I visit while you're a Patron. I will also be sending you a book within your first month of partnership, AND a digital download of my book, Notes on Silence

• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" mug
• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" shirt
• Weekly musings from my wandering and reading.
• Monthly News Update featuring exclusive content!
• Monthly Mail
• Quarterly Zoom Meet-Up
• One-time book in the mail
• A digital download of my book, Notes on Silence
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  • Exclusive T-shirt - Contemplating Now, shirt! After 3 mo of support.

Inner Circle Cozy Team

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$57
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Naturally, you'll be getting all of the benefits above as well as monastery postcards from my monastic travels... 

• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" Mug
• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" Hoodie
• Weekly musings from my wandering and reading.
• Monthly News Update featuring exclusive content!
• Monthly Mail
• Quarterly Zoom Meet-Up
• One-time book in the mail
• A digital download of my book, Notes on Silence
Monastery Postcards
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  • Exclusive Hoodie - Get cozy in this exclusive hoodie!

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You'll be getting everything above AND a one-time one-on-one Zoom/Skype or phone consult about stepping away from the world in order to love your world more... Includes 30-minute consulting session leading to a personalized suggestion for a silent retreat, monastic retreat, hotel or AirBnB Retreat, or even moments when you get to sit in your car in-between life.

• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" mug
• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" shirt
• Exclusive "Contemplating Now" tote
• Weekly musings from my wandering and reading.
• Monthly News Update featuring exclusive content!
• Monthly Mail
• Quarterly Zoom Meet-Up
• One-time book in the mail
• Monastery Postcards
• A digital download of my book, Notes on Silence
• A one-time "Retreat" Consult
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  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - Toting truth: Grab this Contemplating Now tote after 3mo!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Contemplating Now, shirt! After 3 mo of support.
  • Exclusive Mug - Mug Club: Join the inner circle & after 3mo receive this!

Unicorn Partner

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$107
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Your financial contribution means so much. You will receive everything above and a chance for multiple "Retreat" Consultations: One-on-one Zoom/Skype or phone consult about stepping away from the world in order to love your world more. 30-minute consulting session leading to a personalized suggestion for a silent retreat, monastic retreat, hotel or AirBnB Retreat, or even moments when you get to sit in your car in-between life.
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Mug - Mug Club: Join the inner circle & after 3mo receive this!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Contemplating Now, shirt! After 3 mo of support.
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - Toting truth: Grab this Contemplating Now tote after 3mo!
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Get cozy in this exclusive hoodie!

About

Hey friends! I'm striving to bring you more exclusive content from the intersections of silence and social justice & contemplation in a world of action. I hope you'll walk with me as we work to end the war within and deepen/increase our response to the issues life presents...

”So that contemplation can be whole, it must consist of both inward solitude and reflection, and outward response to the situations in which we find ourselves present and awake."
––Therese Taylor-Stinson

About me:
I'm the Co-Author of Notes on Silence, Co-Producer of In Pursuit of Silence, Director of Day of a Stranger, and Co-Host of Encountering Silence. My writing has been published in the Convivium Journal, The Thomas Merton Seasonal, The Thomas Merton Annual, and has been featured on The Huffington Post, Patheos, and the National Catholic Reporter.

In 2012, while working as a counselor and reading Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation, I traveled to all seventeen Trappist/Cistercian Monasteries of the United States. While there, I wrote, interviewed monks and nuns, and photographed her entire experience at these seventeen spaces. 

My podcast, Encountering Silence,with co-hosts Carl McColman and Kevin Johnson features guests like Kathleen Norris, Richard Rohr, Dr. Barbara A. Holmes, Parker Palmer, Mirabai Starr, and many more. Check out Encountering Silence on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Born and raised in Iowa, I moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to work on the production team of the documentary feature film In Pursuit of Silence. The film’s success on the festival circuit and beyond led to its worldwide theatrical release. 

I've served as the Secretary of the International Thomas Merton Society since 2017 where I've assisted in planning events and bringing light to the life of contemplative monk, Thomas Merton. 

Currently, I am a MDiv + MTS Student at Christian Theological Seminary where I also work as a Teaching Assistant. As a part of the program, I am now working as Student Pastor at a local UCC Congregation where I am pursuing ordination. 


Goals
45% complete
At $500/Month I can begin to put more time an energy into my current projects so they can come to you more quickly. Currently, I'm working on a couple books and a couple films, along with my ongoing podcast work. However, at $500/month, I can begin to step back from some of the other work I need to do that allows me to make ends meet, so I can pour myself further into these creative projects. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 28 exclusive posts
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6
Writings
3
Videos

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