• Retreat Preparation: Maru Reflction #5

    In preparation for the December COCFL retreat, participants are encouraged to read Maru’s Reflection #5 below.  Click to open. Maru Reflection #5

  • e-Bulletin

    If you haven’t seen it, here is the November e-Bulletin from Contemplative Outreach.  Fr. Carl always brings insight to our questions.  Fr. Carl was our winter retreat speaker in 2016.  You can listen to his retreat here. Click to hear Fr. Carl’s November 2016 Retreat Click here for November e-Bulletin...

  • November COCFL Newsletter Now Available

    Click link for Newsletter COCFL Newsletter November 2019 PDF

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

    Dear friends, This is one of my very favorite paragraphs. It is actually the forward to one of Merton’s books. This intro is as worthy as the book itself! I hope it speaks to you as much as it has, and still is speaking to me throughout the years. Sharing...

  • Space Still Available for December Retreat with Maru

    Space is still available for the COCFL winter retreat December 6-8, 2019.  Yesterday, retreat leader Maru met with planners to go over retreat details.  A number of periods of Centering Prayer will be a central part of this retreat as we consent to God’s presence and action.  Maru is well-known for...

  • 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...