The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of the Centering Prayer


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God is Already Here - The realization that we know very little about the universe grows as we experience the presence of God everywhere. When we see God everywhere, we don’t care...

June 2015
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Notes From A Deep Conversation - Without thinking or feeling some emotion, there is just awareness. There is then no desire for bliss, enlightenment, or to teach others. Things...

December 2014
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The Gift that Keeps on Giving - God through Jesus Christ has become sin with all its negative consequences out of love for us and to manifest the complete gratuity of his gift of...

2014 June
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Powerlessness, an articles by Fr. Thomas Keating.  Powerlessness is our greatest treasure. Don’t try to get rid of it. Everything in us wants to get rid if it. Grace is...

2013 December
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Epiphany, the Feast of Contemplative, A Homily by Thomas Keating. 
At the culmination of the Christmas season is the feast of the Epiphany. Epiphany means revelation. What...

2013 June
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Spiritual Evolution, Fr. Thomas Keating
Spiritual evolution is a process of liberation. It completes biological evolution which has brought us to the relative freedom of...

2012 December
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Centering Prayer & Resting in God by Fr. Thomas Keating

Centering Prayer moves us toward the deepest level of relationship and intimacy with God described in Matthew 6:...

2012 June
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The Seven Stages of Centering Prayer,  Fr. Thomas Keating
The essence of Centering Prayer is consenting to God’s presence and action within. The seven stages of Centering...

2011 December
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Simplicity, Fr. Thomas Keating
Simplicity is the integration and unification of human capacities.

Our Lady of the Sign, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler...

2011 June
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Consenting to the Divine Presence Fr. Thomas Keating
We began teaching Centering Prayer using the sacred word as the symbol of consent to God’s presence and action because most...