Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina, literally meaning "divine reading," is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures. During Lectio Divina, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the "ear of the heart," as if he or she is in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion. The method of Lectio Divina includes moments of reading (lectio), reflecting on (meditatio), responding to (oratio) and resting in (contemplatio) the Word of God with the aim of nourishing and deepening one's relationship with the Divine.

Special Event

Special Event
Date: 
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Contemplative Outreach Joint Chapter Event
Contemplative Outreach Northwest & Contemplative Outreach Puget Sound – North

We are all one
A day of prayer, enrichment, community and fun! 

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
8900 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Please see the flyer below under "additional information."

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Michele Jankanish
Contact Email: 

Special Event

Special Event
Date: 
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

11-Step Fest 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
111 NE 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

A day of fellowship for those practicing Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice and for those in a 12-Step Recovery Program who are interested in knowing more about Centering Prayer as an 11-Step practice.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Gordon Coffey
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
206-852-5202

Contemplative Advent Retreat

Contemplative Advent Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Advent Centering Prayer Weekend

December 13-15, 2019

Theme: Advent & Christmas Series ~ Bridges to Contemplative Living with writings from Fr. Thomas Merton

Take some time during this Holy Season of Advent and journey with us! This retreat for Advent and Christmas opens the writings of Thomas Merton into easily digestible pieces and eloquently pairs them with the words of other great spiritual thinkers.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Nicole Fedder ~ Program Director
Contact Phone: 
814-263-4855 between 9am and 4pm

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Join us for a quiet day away from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Andrew's Abbey in Valyermo, California.  We'll spend time in Centering Prayer & Lectio Divina, and some quiet alone time in the beautiful nature setting of the Abbey.  There will also be an opportunity to attend Mass with the Monks of the Abbey, as well as a delicious lunch and continental breakfast. For more information, please see the flyer below under "additional information."

The cost is $40.00 for the day.  You may register online at https://agapejourneys.com 

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Joanne Van Hook
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
661-722-1800

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Retreat

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 04 Dec 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

This Praying Holy Scripture retreat from December 4 to 6, 2020, offers Centering Prayer periods plus presentations based upon Fr. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the deepening levels of faith: the Four Senses of Scripture – literal, allegorical, behavioral/moral, and unitive senses. The presentations teach a contemplative way of listening to and reading Scripture known as the ancient monastic practice of Lectio Divina. We will experience scripture by praying different translations of Mary’s hymn of praise: the Magnificat.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Lori Callaway, Guest House Manager
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-384-6660, ext. 1

Introductory Lectio Divina Workshop

Introductory Lectio Divina Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Lectio Divina Introductory Workshop for Advent - The method of Lectio Divina, to pray sacred scripture, is introduced.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Mike Smoolca
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
8607988992

Day of Enrichment

Day of Enrichment
Date: 
Sat, 16 May 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Meditations of the Heart - Our enrichment day will include contemplative prayer, readings, silence, and a guided session of active imagination, to explore the spiritual wisdom of the mystical heart.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Mike Smoolca
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
8607988992

Day of Enrichment

Day of Enrichment
Date: 
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

James Baldwin: Contemplative Prophet of Love - In this workshop, we will explore the work of American writer and activist James Baldwin through the lens of mysticism, prophecy, and love.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Mike Smoolca
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
8607988992

Day of Enrichment

Day of Enrichment
Date: 
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Exploring the Wisdom of the Gospels - An exploration of the Gospels’ Wisdom Parables will give us an understanding of Jesus as “Wisdom Master.”

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Mike Smoolca
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
8607988992