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

Journey into The Light: A year-long online spiritual enrichment program

β€œLet there be light,” is the transcendent creative light
that is present as the basic energy of everything that exists.
... It is that light that is the source of the spiritual nature
of our being. It is that light that dwells in us
as our inmost spiritual nature and
... shows us exactly who we are and the true state
of our relationship with God.
... The journey into the light,
which is synonymous with the true self
... is to make ourselves aware of the height,
length, breadth, and depth of the love of Christ
in taking on our human nature.

Thomas Keating, Consenting to God As God Is

We invite you to join with us in making 2017 a time to enliven our individual and community practices, all the while connected to a worldwide contemplative community of shared intention: spiritual companions practicing and consenting to the contemplative life ever deeper together.  

The year-long subscription series for $225 includes the following retreats and community opportunities: Two online retreats during the liturgical cycles of Lent and Advent, and one online retreat during Ordinary Time. Between the e-courses, subscribers will receive a weekly meditation for reflection and sharing in an online Practice Group. Click on the title to read more about each part of this program.

- A Lenten Journey: The Transformation of Suffering and Meditations on the Cross with Thomas Keating, March 1 – April 14

- A Journey of Discernment, with the teachings of Mary Margaret Funk and other contemplative voices, September (date TBD)

- Lux Divina: An online retreat for Advent, November 24 – December 22

- Word of the Week, a weekly email of spiritual enrichment and contemplative reflection, sent each Sunday morning in-between the three online courses.  This is an opportunity to share and journey with others from around the world throughout the entire year.

The year-long subscription will be available only up to the time of the Lenten course.  After this, you will need to sign up for each offering individually.

The yearlong Word of the Week Practice Group is available only to those who subscribe to the annual series.

Partial scholarships are available through Contemplative Outreach.  Please inquire at

The Journey to the Light annual subscription series with Word of the Week, begins January 8, Feast of the Epiphany (Manifestation).


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