Contemplative Outreach


Calendar of Events


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(Mark your calendar, additional information will be provided later.)

May 31 - June 7, 2013 
Weekend Centering Prayer Retreat
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE

October 25 - October 27, 2013
Weekend Centering Prayer Retreat
St. Benedict Center Schuyler, NE

June 7 - June 14, 2014
8-Day Intensive/Post Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE


October 19–20, 2012
Centering Prayer and its Origins in the Cloud of Unknowing
Father William Menninger, OSCO
Dominican Center at Marywood
2015 Fulton St East
Grand Rapids MI 49503
Friday October 19:  7:00 – 9:00PM
Saturday October 20:  9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: Fri. $25.00 / Sat $55.00 / both $75.00

Saturday, October 20 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Contemplative Outreach Chapter Workshop
Mary, Seat of Wisdom Ministry Center, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Choose from the following programs:
The Merton talk is currently closed.
Silent Saturday has been re-opened in a larger room, but the morning session may fill up soon.
Basic Enneagram (morning) has a few spots open.
Advanced Enneagram (afternoon): is open, about 10 spots available.
Introduction to Centering Prayer has a few spots open.
The Facilitator discussion is wide open, with about 15 people attending so far.
Call Phil  at 847-698-5298 or our registrar, Mary Anne at

Nov. 16-18, 2012
12-Step Retreat
Marianist Retreat & Conf. Ctr.
Eaureka, MO
currently full -- for wait list  314.918.8288

December 6 and 7, 2012
Annual Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
5:00 pm Friday to 3:00 pm Saturday
AMRH, 2209 N. Union Rd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
$25 nonrefundable deposit due on or before December 4, $55 balance due on arrival.
Call 319-266-3543 to register

One full Saturday/month 7 months in 2013
Living Flame II (national program)
Cost: $325
Location: Holy Spirit Parish Hall, Maryland Heights, MO
Contact: CO of St. Louis 314.918.8288

February 15-17, 2012
New Thinking for a New Era Seminar
Richard Rohr and Laurence Freeman
Chicago Marriott O'Hare
How Contemplative Prayer Transforms Consciousness and the World
Sponsored by The World Community for Christian Meditation
Contact Betsy at

Saturday February 16, 2013   
9AM to 1200PM
Contemplation--Circling a Definition
A Loving Look at Aspects and Effects of the Contemplative Experience
Presented by Rev. Loretta Ross
Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City
Check in begins at 8:15am
Coffee/juice/bagels Served
Guardian Angels Catholic Church
1310 Westport Road   Kansas City Missouri
To Pre Register----email Rob Carr at 
or by phone 816-734-8515
A suggested donation of $15 for the work of Contemplative Outreach 
will be payable at the door.

For roughly five days between February 25 and March 3, 2013
Father William Meninger, OCSO, will be visiting Chicago. 
Details are being worked out, but we expect he will be presenting different topics at different locations throughout the area.
Al Krema of the Chicago Circle of Service is planning this program.

March 1-2, 2013
Heartfulness:  The Christian Contemplative Journey
Kordes Center, Ferdinand, IN
Retreat starts at 7 p.m. Friday and ends Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Sr. Maria Tasto, OSB, 812-367-1411

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Centering Prayer Retreat:  Day of Enrichment with Fr. Carl Arico, 10 am - 4 pm
Creighton University Retreat Center near Griswold, IA
$75 includes snacks and lunch
Registration deadline March 22
More info and registration at
Paul Witmer at 515.240.1653

April 6-13, 2013
8-Day Intensive and Post-Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat with Fr. Carl Arico
Creighton University Retreat Center near Griswold, IA
$100 deposit at registration plus $475 balance payable by March 22 
includes all meals plus private room
More info and registration at
Paul Witmer at 515.240.1653

July 14-21, 2013
Centering Prayer Retreat:  Intensive and Post-Intensive
Kordes Center, Ferdinand, IN
$575 includes room, meals, and retreat tuition
Sr. Maria Tasto, OSB, 812-367-1411

July 22-29, 2013
Coordinator Servant Leader Formation and Facilitator Formation I
Marianist Center,  St. Louis, MO
This double-track event is open to all persons engaged in service to Contemplative Outreach Chapters
Contact:  Susan Komis  -

Nebraska Contemplative Outreach