Month: February 2016

What is Contemplative Prayer?


…”Mercy “expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new chance to look at himself, convert, and believe” (Misericordiae Vultus, 21), thus restoring his relationship with him. In Jesus crucified, God shows his desire to draw

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.

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

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.

E-News February 2016

CONEO e-news     (View e-news original mailed)  February 4, 2016 Dear friends of Centering Prayer, Last Saturday, February 30th, CONEO’s leadership group met to discuss the programs we are offering during this year. Below you will find  events and activities