Fr. Carl Arico Recordings
Fr. Carl J. Arico is a founding member of Contemplative Outreach, and honored to have known Fr. Keating since 1969. He was present for the first intensive Centering Prayer retreat that Fr. Keating offered in 1983. Fr. Arico has been an integral part of the evolution of Contemplative Outreach from a wish to the organism it is today. “The growth that has taken place in Contemplative Outreach,” he observes, “is a miracle of God’s grace and the power of prayer.” He has traveled extensively in the United States and internationally to present workshops and lead retreats. He is the author of A Taste Of Silence on the fundamentals of Centering Prayer, and is well known within the Contemplative Outreach community for the Q&A with Fr. Carl Arico that is featured the monthly Contemplative Outreach e-bulletins. A number of his talks are freely available here as audio recordings and more will be added. Other talks on video can be found on YouTube by searching for him by name.
- Peace in Our Times – A Contemplative Means of Finding Security in an Uncertain World
Presented 10/18/02, one year after 9/11 at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City, this talk is an attempt to gather the pieces of what we experienced in an attempt to see the larger picture.
Two presentations explore the power of forgiveness in all its dimensions leading to our own self-preservation and the freedom of those around us. Recorded Jan. 19-20, 2009 in Austin, TX.
- Divine Compassion
Divine compassion is the lifestyle of a person of forgiveness. To help us become that compassionate person, these talks explore the wisdom of Henri Nouwen and The Return of the Prodigal Son as painted by Rembrandt. Recorded Feb. 21, 2009 in Greensburg, PA.
- Putting On the Mind of Christ
- Scroll down at http://cocfl.org/?p=2106 to access all seven talks of this conference.
These talks are the fruit of a 10-day intensive retreat in Oviedo, FL. After the retreat, Fr. Arico became aware that the Holy Spirit, through the Scriptures, had revealed marvelous pieces of a mosaic that showed what ‘Putting on the mind of Christ’ was all about in a contemporary setting.
In July of 2019 Fr. Arico was interviewed in Seattle, Washington by Challenge 2.0’, hosted by Jeff Renner, who also serves as coordinator for the Contemplative Outreach Puget Sound North chapter. In Part One, Fr. Arico explains how the common declaration “I’m spiritual but not religious” can be an opportunity for dialogue and growth for both individuals and religious institutions. Faith is a search on all levels of awareness, a challenge to become open to the gift of contemplation.
In Part Two, levels of relationship with God are discussed which involve the dance between reason and mystery. Centering Prayer opens us up to the rest of the story of prayer. We are more than our role in life, and need to make friends with the process of dying. Through such awareness we can make a difference by our presence and actions.