• Jan2022

    Passing of Nestor de Armas

    January 5, 2022

    It is with sadness that we report the death of Nestor de Armas on Monday, January 3, 2022.  Nestor was a vital part of the Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida community even before becoming chapter coordinator in 2014.  Nestor’s passing was reported by Stetson Today, the news site of Stetson...

  • Nov2021

    Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat With Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI THE INCARNATION “How do you experience the unfolding of the mystery of The Incarnation in your life.” January 7-9, 2022 Friday, 4:00-6:00pm check-in through Sunday, 11:30am Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center 1300 US Hwy One, North Palm Beach, FL 33408...

  • Oct2021

    In 2018, Fr. Thomas asked the Centering Prayer community to return to his basic teaching on the Christian Spiritual Journey. One new way to do that is to explore “The Spiritual Journey: Formation in the Christian Contemplative Life” which is now free and online on the Contemplative Outreach website at https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/spiritual-journey-program/ . The...

  • Dr. Gray Matthews presented a day-long workshop commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton. Mattews wrote that, as a spiritual guide, Merton offers invaluable counsel regarding the significance of contemplative prayer, not just to quell our anxious souls but to invigorate them. The thrust of the day-long...

  • Aug2021

    COCFL Fall Retreat    Finding Our Way Out What we have learned through the COVID crisis experience and how do we move forward? Presented by Father Bill Sheehan, OMI November 12-14, 2021 (Friday evening – Sunday morning) Canterbury Conference Center 1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765 Attend in person or remotely...

  • Jul2021

    (Reprinted from Contemplative Outreach)   Ilse Reissner 1929 – 2021     HER HISTORY IN EXTENSION CONTEMPLATIVA INTERNACIONAL The history of the Spanish Centering Prayer Groups in Central Florida starts in 1991, when Ilse Reissner moved to Altamonte Springs from Miami. She had learned and practiced Centering Prayer for a few years...

  • Apr2021

    Many of our COCFL prayer groups follow Richard Rohr’s daily column.  You can have your own free subscription by following the link below.  This article on friendship and Grace is posted by popular request and is followed by a quotation from John O’Donohue. Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center...

  • Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop with Dr. Rickey & Anna Cotton Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. “Come and Join Us for this Very Special Event on the Centering Prayer Practice.” Sponsored by The Franciscan Center and Contemplative Outreach of Tampa Bay Underwritten by The Trust for the...

  • All these Virtual Retreats are on calendar at bottom of opening page of Contemplative Outreach limited or, http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/    Please go there for more details. April 17th 9AM to 11AM CST,; 10AM to 12PM EST Reflections on the Spiritual Journey: A Conversation via Zoom Presented by Tom Ward.  $50. April 17th...

  • Mar2021

    March 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Centering Prayer One-Day Virtual Retreat Centering Prayer One-Day Virtual Retreat Mar 24th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Central (Dallas) time, offered by The Church of Conscious Harmony via Zoom. All are welcome to register to participate in this 1-day Lenten retreat. In addition to...