• Second Reflection from Maru in Anticipation of Advent Retreat December 6-8

    Hi Friends, Here is the second reflection from Maru. Space is still available for the December 6-8, 2019 retreat at Canterbury in Oviedo. We hope you can join us. – Alice Logan     Dear friends and fellow pilgrims, As we continue to journey toward our Advent gathering, I am...

  • First Reflection from Maru in Anticipation of Advent Retreat, December 6-8

    Whether you have already registered for the December 6-8 retreat, are thinking about it, or will not be attending, Maru invites you to e-mail her with your thoughts. rahamin@aol.com  – Alice Logan Dear friends and fellow pilgrims of The Way, As we begin to journey toward our Advent gathering I thought...

  • COCFL’s New WEB Look

    We have updated our WEB software to provide added security while creating a new fresh look.  We are still ironing out wrinkles.  Some links may not yield results.  News items may also be called  “blogs” in submenus.  Some lectures or workshop recordings or videos may also be referenced as “sermons”...

  • “In the midst of love, suffering, and endless distraction,” by Jesse Fox

    I woke this morning to a beautiful sunrise over the lake; my thoughts were lucid, focused on God. The natural beauty of creation is a gateway to my time of contemplation. My prayer bell started and I slipped into a calm, rest-filled silence, soaking up the Divine presence through my...

  • Reflections from the Good News Daily by Nestor de Armas

    “When my spirit is faint, you know my way.” (Psalm 142:3) It’s early. The last remnant of the cool night air scampers away from the early morning light as I slip through the chapel door to practice Centering Prayer. Soft chants are gently dancing on the chapel’s vaults. Votive flames...

  • Prison Ministry: Making Difference One Life at a Time! by Donna Davis

    New York Times Best Selling Author, Matthew Kelly, identifies four questions as fundamental in leading a meaningful life.   1. Who am I? 2. What am I here for? 3. What matters most?  4. What matters least? As a volunteer at Hernando Correctional Institution in Brooksville, Florida, I have the...

  • Advent Retreat With Maru, December 6-8, 2019

    “God Who is Still Becoming Flesh” Save the date for COCFL Annual Contemplative Retreat December 6, 7 and 8 with Maru De Guevara. It will take place again at beautiful Canterbury Retreat Center in Oviedo (north Orlando). The theme this year is “God who is still becoming flesh” Here is...

  • INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP TO CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER & THE PRAYER OF CONSENT

    BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD Psalm 46;11  THERE IS ALWAYS TIME TO DEEPEN OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. YOU ARE INVITED TO AN INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP TO CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER & THE PRAYER OF CONSENT  Saturday August 24th, from 8:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. Adal Henriquez...

  • June 2019 COCFL Newsletter

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  • COCFL Retreat Videos Now Available: Julian of Norwich, A Mystic for Our Times

    Julian of Norwich, A Mystic for Our Times, Parts 1- 6 A New Workshop Video Series by Patty Merlo  In 1372, Julian received sixteen revelations centered on the Passion of Jesus.  These visions led her to a radical decision: to live her life as a hermit enclosed in a cell...