Origin of Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida In 1986, Sr. Claire Gregg, S.U.S.C., was invited by Fr. Emile Gentile T.O.R., to be a staff member of the San Pedro Spiritual Center in Winter Park, Florida. Introductions to Centering Prayer and retreats soon followed, and continuing sessions were held on Saturday using the Spiritual Journey tapes […]

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Part 1: (above) Part 2: Part 3: Part 4 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 […]

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