St Johns Bridge in Portland

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Robin on Tree in Winter

Centering Prayer Retreat

February 21-27, 2022 (3 p.m. Monday – 11 a.m. Sunday)

~ We are Extending Registration Until January 22 ~

St. Benedict’s Guesthouse, Mt. Angel Abbey, Oregon

Includes 6 nights in a private room with private bath. Delicious meals. Opportunities to pray with the monks.

With just six weeks to go, the retreat is half full! Gift yourself or someone you love with an opportunity to dive deeper into the silence, whether this is your first retreat or one more of many.

Pre-requisites: daily Centering Prayer practice for 6 months; fully vaccinated with booster at least 2 weeks prior.

Click to reserve your space today.

Dew Drop

No Frills Second Sits

“First sit is for maintenance.  Second is therapeutic. Third is for health.”

– T. Keating

All are welcome!

Drop-in any day or come to all.
No extra chit-chat in No Frills Sits!

Dates extended to serve our community. Come sit with us.

All are welcome – drop in any day or come to all!

Monday – Friday  4:30-5:00 pm (Pacific) centering prayer Zoom session. January 3 – February 25, 2022.

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Two Sits Plus Lectio Divina

Fourth Tuesdays

Two Sits Plus Lectio Divina
January 25, 2021
10 – 11:30 am

You are cordially invited to share some time with our family of contemplatives…

All are welcome! 

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Looking for an Apprentice Newsletter Editor!

A computer and light computer skills required.  Three sessions with me to learn the easy software. Format is already set up so it would be mostly copy and paste.

Contact Linda Garcia.

forest at sunrise

The Welcoming Prayer

January 29, 2022, 9:00 am MT

“It is a way of turning everything over to God …”

Thomas Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart

David Frenette

David Frenette

David Frenette
Silence Speaking, Stillness Acting: Contemplative Petition and Unity
Sunday, February 20, 2022, via Zoom
11 am – 1 pm Pacific Time

Hosted by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.

Mercy Center Outdoor Space with Trees

Centering Prayer 9 Day Silent Retreat

March 17 – 25, 2022 at the Mercy Center
Auburn, California
(waitlist only)

Cynthia Bourgeault and Thomas Keating

Cynthia Bourgeault "Thomas Keating: The Last Thirty Years"

Featured Event

Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Colorado

In Person and Zoom Presentation

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 8:00 – 2:00 pm Pacific Time

Wooden Cross

Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat Monastery of St. Gertrude (with Donna Kreiensieck)

April 4-10, 2022

Single Occupancy – $625.00 (scholarships available)

Spirit Center at Monastery of St. Gertrude
465 Keuterville Rd. Cottonwood, Idaho 83522

Thanks and a very blessed Merry Christmas to you and yours!

We are invited to be God’s sharers of the divine nature. The issue is whether we’ll consent. That’s all we have to do, ultimately… allow ourselves to be loved unconditionally, and so be empowered to meet the real needs of everyone in the human family, past, present, and to come.
Thomas Keating

A Blessing

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