• Nov2019

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  • 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...

  • Oct2019

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sep2019

    COCFL’s New WEB Look

    September 20, 2019

    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”...

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • Aug2019

    “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...