We embrace the process of transformation in Christ,
both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of
Coming Home to Ourselves
A Silent Retreat
Fr. Carl Arico & Susan Rush
October 27- October 30, 2022
Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL
Under the guidance of Fr. Carl Arico and Susan Rush -and through the practice of Centering Prayer, silence, and solitude -
let us claim our home in the Heart of all Hearts.
“Aspire to know the Unknowable, to enter fully into the Great Mystery, to be fertile ground to the Heart-seed of Love.” (Psalm 113, Nan Merrill)
This October 2022 retreat will include three periods of Centering Prayer each day. A balance of silence/presentation/prayer/and spiritual companioning will provide a rhythm for these days of retreat and refreshment.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
The registration limit has been met.If you wish to be on the WAIT LIST, please contact:
CAROL L. LEWIS, REGISTRAR
Image credit: Our Lady of Snowmass, St. Benedict's Monastery
Dr. Storne Shively serves as the Leadership Development Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola chapter. She has been a member of COPNS since its founding and has previously co-facilitated the Contemplative Journey I and Contemplative Journey II programs.
Minta McDavid is a Contemplative Outreach, LTD Commissioned Centering Prayer Presenter, serves as an Assistant Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola, and is a Presenter of the Centering Prayer Introductory Program for COPNS. She has previously co-facilitated the Contemplative Journey I and Contemplative Journey II programs.
If you have any questions, please call or email :
Dr. Storne Shively 850-529-0400 SShively51@aol.com
"Essential Elements of Centering Prayer and Deepening the Centering Prayer Practice"
Tuesdays, Jan 11-Mar 29,2022
9:30-11:00 am Via Zoom
This class welcomes those who are interested in establishing or deepening Centering Prayer as part of their spiritual journey. Explore the theology, psychology, and spirituality of Centering Prayer and Christian contemplation through the writings and videos of Fr. Thomas Keating and other master teachers in this tradition.
Zoom will be the format and video clips by Fathers Thomas Keating, Carl Arico, and other contemplative teachers will illustrate and illuminate the contemplative concepts. Although there is no fee for the course, it is requested that participants purchase three Fr. Thomas Keating books as they will be discussed in class:
The class is at capacity.
Advent Morning of Silence
"So Will I"
Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church
Come. Sit with God's creation story, with your creation story, as we share two periods of Centering Prayer, music, and Advent devotions. For this in-person morning of silence, we will observe social distancing in our prayer circle. Please choose your comfort and safety level. Wearing a mask will be optional.
DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE:
Registration is Closed
Testify to the Light © Jan Richardson.janrichardson.com
Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola welcomes you
A Virtual Gathering via Zoom
Praying with an Icon...SEEING
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Please register to attend: CLICK HERE
Pentecost Morning of Silence
Saturday, May 22, 2021
10:00-11:15am via Zoom
"Then he [Jesus] breathed on them and told them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.’ ”
Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola invites you to the silence of Centering Prayer and a pondering of the Gospel of John's version of Pentecost. Presbyterian pastor Kenneth Kovacs and contemplative theologian Martin Laird tell us, "Be open to what the Spirit longs to show us. It's nothing less than a fullhearted yes!"
Contemplative Outreach of Pensacola
12-Step Outreach offers...
Deepening Our Experience of the 11th Step
A Virtual Weekend Retreat for Those in
April 16-18, 2021.
Virtual Retreat Fee: $25
This virtual retreat is offered both to those new to Centering Prayer and to those practitioners who desire to deepen their experience and understanding of 11th step practices. This retreat's rhythm will include a balance of solitude and community; listening and learning; silence and sharing; resting and engaging.
We welcome as our guests teachers, Joelle M. and Jim M. Each is a Contemplative Outreach 12-Step leader and a commissioned presenter.
To learn more and to register: CLICK HERE
Wiliam Congdon, Artist
God is Love, Contemplative Outreach
“ I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."
An Advent Morning of Silence:
"Come, Lord Jesus." - the Advent Mantra
Saturday, December 5, 2020
10 am* ~ 11:30 am CST
“We must wait and work with hope inside of the darkness—while never doubting the light that God always is—and that we are too. (Matthew 5:14) That is the narrow birth canal of God into the world--through the darkness and into an ever-greater Light.” (Preparing for Christmas, Richard Rohr)
For what are we waiting, preparing,
How might we consider inviting God's light to be born into the darkness?
How can we live with cosmic hope
in today's world?
For more information and to register:
"...to know the love of Christ...so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."
A Morning of Silence
from Thomas Keating's
God is Love
and art by William Congdon
Saturday, October 3, 2020
10 - 11 AM Central Time Zone
The Zoom sanctuary will open at 9:50.
Please enter silently and prepare for the rhythm of our gatheringwhich will include Centering Prayer, visio divina, and sacred sharing.
The Zoom link will be activated at 9:50. The Zoom access will be closed at 10:02.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The symbol chosen by
is called “Job’s Redeemer—Patient Waiting.” The heart and soul of Centering Prayer is consenting to God’s presence and action in our lives. Like Job, our patient waiting and consenting will be our gift of gratitude. The elements of the symbol include:
The Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, which acknowledge that our God is at the center of our consent and being.
The cross, symbol of our salvation, stands for our dying to our thoughts and commentaries.
The flowers symbolize the abundance of life and the resurrection. These flowers represent our letting go, in which our false self gives way to the flowering of the new self.
The circle is a sign of an ongoing process bringing us deeper into Divine Intimacy.
This symbol has been seen in three different locations: on an ancient church in the land of Uz, which is referred to in Scripture as the residence of Job; on a Byzantine stone from excavations in Jerusalem; and in a church named “Multiplication of the Loaves” in the Galilee area.
United In Prayer Day
A Powerful Path of
Join us and thousands across the world united in prayer. Our morning will include two periods of Centering Prayer, refreshments, and a study of other prayer practices that keep us in relationship with God, creating a powerful path of unceasing prayer.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
9 am ~ Noon
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
3200 North 12th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32503
For details and registration
Contemplative Journey, Part 2
Essential Elements of Centering Prayer
& Deepening the Centering Prayer Practice
Thursdays, January 16 - March 26, 2020
9:30 - 11:30 am
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
3200 North 12th Avenue
The class welcomes all who are interested in deepening their Centering Prayer as part of their spiritual journey.
Contemplative Journey, Part 1 is not a prerequisite.
Registration is closed.
For information contact Dr. Storne Shively firstname.lastname@example.org
Silence is God's first language. Everything else is poor translation. Fr. Thomas Keating
Fr. Thomas Keating
March 7, 1923 - October 25, 2018
Fr. Thomas Keating was a founding member and the spiritual guide of Contemplative Outreach. Fr. Keating was one of the principal architects and teachers of the Christian contemplative prayer movement and, in many ways, Contemplative Outreach is a manifestation of his longtime desire to contribute to the recovery of the contemplative dimension of Christianity." READ MORE at: www.contemplativeoutreach.org
Watch video: "The Four Monks."
"Be Still and Know that I am God." Psalm 46:10