March 10, 2018

United in Prayer Day

Location and Directions
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Drive
Hudson, OH 44236
[link to church website]

Celebrate Contemplative Outreach International’s United in Prayer day by joining your worldwide contemplative family in a single bond of Centering Prayer. Contemplative Outreach Northeast Ohio will host two periods of Centering Prayer, view DVD selections, spend time in fellowship and community, and enjoy a lunch courtesy of Laurel Lake Retirement Community.

Registration is requested for planning lunch.

NO FEE. A free-will offering will be accepted.

For more information or to register, please contact Chris Grostic at or (734) 904-1806.

Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6, 2018

Contemplative Spring Retreat

With Extended Silent Retreat Option, May 7 & 8, 2018

Location and Directions
Villa Maria Eduction and Spirituality Center
225 Villa Marie Road
Pulaski, PA 16143
[link to Villa Maria website]

Retreat Presenter, Martin Laird, O.S.A.
Father Martin Laird is Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University. Fr. Laird’s published works include Into the Silent Land and A Sunlit Absence.

This retreat offers time and space away from the busyness of daily life and allows the body, mind, and spirit to surrender to God’s presence and action within each one of us.
This 3-day retreat with Fr. Martin Laird offers:

  • Centering prayer as a group throughout the day.
  • The observance of silence throughout the day, including during meals.
  • An educational component with presentations by Fr. Laird.
  • Optional Masses: Friday at 4:15 and “Sunday” Mass (time/day T.B.D.).
  • Book sale table.

Friday, May 4

  • Registration begins at 3 pm and continues until 6:45 p.m.
  • Dinner on Friday will be served at 5:30 p.m.
  • The first session begins at 7 pm and participants are encouraged to arrive in time to participate. After the opening, we will enter into silence.

Sunday, May 6

  • The retreat will officially end after lunch at approximately noon.

Optional extended silent retreat, May 7 & 8

If desired, attendees have the an option to extend the retreat for two additional days after conclusion of the retreat led by Fr. Laird. There is an additional cost ($175). This portion of the retreat will include:

  • Continued observance of silence throughout the day.
  • Facilitator Kay Powers from Contemplative Outreach.
  • Option for soul-friending with Kay Powers.
  • Four periods of centering prayer as a group throughout the day.
  • One period of Lectio Divina per day.
  • The extended silent retreat will end after lunch on Tuesday, May 8 at approximately noon.

Restristration and Cost
To register, please fill out the registration form and mail the form and payment by April 10. Costs and more details are on the registration form at the following link. Click here for more Registration Information

Saturday, June 16 and 23, 2018

Introductory Program to Centering Prayer


Do you seek the still, quiet voice of God? Come explore the indwelling presence of God within each of us and our intimate relationship with that presence. Experienced practitioners, commissioned by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., will present a method of Christian meditation — Centering Prayer. We will discuss the benefits of Centering Prayer in ordinary life and experience two periods of practice. Discover the meaning of Psalm 46: “Be still and know that I am God.”

Location and Directions

St. Albert the Great
6667 Wallings Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
[link to church website]

Date and Time

Saturday, June 16 and 23, 2018

Contact Information

Please check back for more information.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Josefina Fernandez via email