Category: Centering Prayer

Retreat at Villa Maria. 9/16 to 9/22

A wonderful group from Kentucky and Ohio meet at Villa Maria for an Intensive and Post Intensive retreat. Susan Komis and Kay Powers were our leaders during this time. We were blessed with this opportunity of peace, silence, solitude, reflexion

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United in Prayer Day “Centering Prayer: A Way of Life

Fifty three people enjoyed our United in Prayer Day on March 19, 2016. So many people were touched by this scripture and also by the readings, many people asked for direct quotes, and that’s why it was decided to do

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Emptiness and Non-Attachment, by Carl McColman

“Last week I wrote about the difference between how Catholics understand meditation and contemplation, based on material found in the Catholic Catechism. A reader left the following comment on that post: We rest in God. But we do not empty our minds.

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Catholic Meditation and Contemplative Prayer: What’s the Difference? by Carl McColman.

A reader of my blog wrote to me and asked this question: What do you see is the difference between Catholic meditation and contemplative prayer? It’s a great question, made complicated by the fact that words like meditation and contemplation can be used in

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Renewing the Understanding of the Contemplative Tradition by Fr. Carl Arico

Father Carl Arico wrote a series of questions and answers about the richness of Contemplative Prayer, Centering Prayer and the role of Contemplative Outreach. I highly recommend you read his article: Renewing the Understanding of the Contemplative Tradition.

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Practices for a Deeper Commitment To the Contemplative Life

Notes on “Practices for a Deeper Commitment To the Contemplative Life”  a weekend retreat with Mary Dwyer by Nancy Moran        What a spiritually enriching weekend it was with Mary Dwyer presenting on “Practices for a Deeper Commitment

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The Centering Prayer Introductory Program Brochure

New resource available        (Original communication from CO, Ltd) To all worldwide Contemplative Outreach coordinators, contact persons and presenters:On behalf of the Centering Prayer Introductory Program Service Team, I’m pleased to announce a new brochure for the Introductory Program. 

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