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Father Thomas Keating, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Father Carl Arico are the principal servant-leaders of Contemplative Outreach, LTD. All three were participants at the 1983 foundational retreat at the Lama Foundation and were among the original organizers of Centering Prayer retreats in New York City, which were key events in the birth of the organization now known as Contemplative Outreach.

 

Fr. Thomas Keating


Fr. Thomas Keating is a founding member and the spiritual guide of Contemplative Outreach, LTD. He has served on Contemplative Outreach's Board of Trustees since the organization's beginning and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board. Fr...
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Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler


Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler is a founding member and the current president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Led by her desire to make transformation through Centering Prayer available to others like herself, Gail has served Contemplative Outreach in many...
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Fr. Carl Arico


Fr. Carl Arico is a founding member and the vice president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Since Contemplative Outreach's beginnings in 1984, Fr. Arico has been an integral part of the organization's growth and development. As vice president, Fr....
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