Voices of the Community

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In the spring of 2002, we brought a young man from Kosovo to Dallas to be fitted with a prosthetic.  He had been living in England where he was expecting [...]

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The integrity of the teaching of the Centering Prayer method is presented in the four guidelines and its conceptual background as described in the Method of Centering Prayer brochure. Additional [...]

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The article in the January 2018 e-bulletin, “Contemplative Movement” by Robin Gates, affirmed so many experiences that I observed during the first few years of my Centering Prayer practice. I noticed that [...]

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Fr. Thomas Keating states that two things happen in the inner room:  We get in touch with our basic core of goodness, and the process of divine therapy is initiated [...]

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On the western wall of Greystone chapel within Folsom state prison hangs a mural painting. A reconstruction of Leonardo Da Vinci‚Äôs “Last Supper,” painted by a Folsom inmate nearly a [...]

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The first words of Jesus reported by Mark are, “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1: [...]

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  The following is an edited collection of comments generated during several hours of small group discussions at the Contemplative Outreach Conference in Denver September 21-24, 2017.  Comments were gathered [...]

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  You shall love the Lord, your God,with all your heart, with all your soul,and with all your mind.This is the greatest and the first commandment.The second is like it: [...]

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  Heaven and Earth converge in our bodies. The body is our teacher. It gives us messages and grounds us in the sacred present. It is the temple of the [...]

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  For many years, the Phoenix Chapter of Contemplative Outreach has partnered with the Trappistine sisters at Santa Rita Abbey to use their retreat facilities for two, eight-day intensive retreats [...]

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  Last year, the founders of four contemporary Christian contemplative movements (Fr. Thomas Keating, of Contemplative Outreach; Fr. Laurence Freeman, of the World Community of Christian Meditation; Fr. Richard Rohr, [...]

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  [Editor's note: Since this invitation was originally sent by the Chicago CO chapter to their mailing list in early October, numerous other tragedies have occurred worldwide, making the message and invitation [...]

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  Fr. Thomas has asked the Centering Prayer community to spend the next year going back to basics. For much of the past 12 years I have been revisiting Thomas‚Äô [...]

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The Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways to build up the Body of Christ, using us in spite of ourselves. Beginning in the mid-eighties, after the death of my mother, I [...]

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  YOUR TABLE I missed You yesterday‚Ķ.and the week before.The world‚Äôs things intervened: a computer snag,no time to have it fixed except on Sunday morning,the week before it was a [...]

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Greetings Contemplative Outreach Community, There is a new and powerful movement of the Spirit in our community.  We are evolving toward a new level of consciousness ‚Äì not only as [...]

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  Contemplative Outreach Dublin has been in existence for 10 years and currently has 11 active volunteers on the team. As autumn approaches it signals the time for preparing for [...]

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Fr. Thomas speaks to the different levels of awareness in his chapter on “The Four Consents,” in Invitation to Love: “Each time one consents, one comes closer to transforming union [...]

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  Is prayer a retreat for you into a separate place where you find rest and peace?  If so, why do you not find peace, wholeness and harmony in your [...]

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Last year, at the invitation of renowned Cistercian monk Fr. Thomas Keating, four of among the most prominent living western Christian contemplative teachers gathered in Snowmass at St. Benedict’s Monastery. [...]

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“God loves me!” Father Tom began our eight-day silent retreat with Pope Francis’ request to Christians to reflect on this, and so we entered into silence at Mount St. Anne’s. [...]

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When I lean into the first impressions I had of the meeting with the Board and the Transition Advisory Team in San Antonio this past May 2017, the words that [...]

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When I was a junior in high school I took a class on world literature.  We read many great novels, such as Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, All Quiet on [...]

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Contemplative Outreach of Chicago recently launched a new program known as Living Wisdom, to give interested members an opportunity to explore ‚Äúthe wisdom tradition.‚Äù  So far, the program has offered [...]

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