Recent Events 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Centering Prayer and Enrichment Day

The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation

At the end of August 2018, the Center for Action and Contemplation broadcast a conference that was part of the CONSPIRE 2018 series, based on Richard Rohr’s Seven Themes of an Alternative Orthodoxy.

The pattern of down and up, loss and renewal, enslavement and liberation, exile and return is quite clear in the Hebrew Scriptures. Through his own journey, Jesus modeled this counter-intuitive wisdom: “Unless the grain of wheat dies, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.” To avoid the death of our small, separate self is to avoid transformation into God, into union with one another, into something more. We must lose our life to find our life.
— from the CAC website

On October 6, join Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio for a time of Centering Prayer and contemplative teachings, practices, and reflection with videos featuring Richard Rohr, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Mirabai Starr. Conspirare. Let’s breathe together. Inhale and exhale, listen and share, let go and receive. Open heart, mind, and body to the surprising wisdom to be found in darkness and descent.

Registration required for lunch planning.
NO FEE. Free will offering will be accepted.

Location and Directions

Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Drive
Hudson, Ohio 44236

Date and Time

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(Please arrive early so we can begin promptly at 9:00.)

Contact Information

To RSVP for this event, please contact Josefina Fernandez no later than October 3 at email or phone (440) 590-2473.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Silent Saturday Day of Prayer

Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio (CONEO) and Holy Martyrs Church in Medina, Ohio, will host a Silent Saturday Day of Prayer on October 27, 2018. Join us for a morning of centering prayer and reflection as we seek to deepen our relationship with God through our relationship with all of creation. Our readings will present the concept of voluntary simplicity and our place in the environment as it relates to social justice and scripture.

To help us keep the event on schedule, we recommend arriving early to allow time for socializing, coffee and refreshments. 

If this is your first time attending a CONEO event or your first time attending centering prayer, we look forward to having you with us! Someone will be available for a brief introduction about centering prayer before we begin at 9 o’clock.

To help us plan, please RSVP using the contact information below.

Location and Directions

Holy Martyrs Church
Martyrs Hall (in back of the church)
3100 Weymouth Road
Medina, OH 44256
[link to Google maps]

The church is very close to I-77.

Date and Time

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Centering Prayer beings at 9:00 a.m. Please be on time.)

Contact Information

To RSVP or for more information about this event, please contact Kate Valentine at email or by phone at (330) 472-0072.

Promotional Flyer

Help us spread the word about the Silent Saturday Day of Prayer by printing the flyer at the attached link and sharing it with your church, office, school, friends and family. Or share it on Facebook!

Link to promotional flyer