• Audio & Video of Thomas Merton Workshop by Gray Matthews Now Available

    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...

  • Save the Date for Retreat with Fr. Bill Sheehan November 12-14, 2021

    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...

  • Remembering Ilse Reissner 1929 – 2021

    (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...

  • Friendship & Grace: Reposting Richard Rohr

    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, Tampa

    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...

  • Virtual Opportunities for Centering Prayer

    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...

  • Centering Prayer One-Day Virtual Retreat

    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...

  • United in Prayer Day, March 6

    Saturday, March 6, 2021 United in Prayer Day   A globally-hosted 24-hour day of prayer accessible via Zoom William Congdon, “Eucaristia 2 (Sabbato Sancto)”, 1961 In the global unity of silence as God’s first language, we honor  Fr. Thomas Keating’s birthday (March 7) and the growing presence of Christ among us....

  • March 13 Zoom Social Celebration of Fr. William Meninger’s Life

    Zoom Social Celebration of Fr. William Meninger’s Life Saturday March 13, 4-5:30 p.m EST https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81985218243?pwd=WGV2MWVhazdXTmIvdGh3akpSNUFDZz09 Meeting ID: 819 8521 8243 Passcode: 968642 Here is a sample of Fr. William’s teaching recorded by the webmaster in Louisville, KY in 2014   Fr. William Meninger OCSO 1932-2021 View this email in your...

  • Forgiveness – A Two-Day Zoom Event with Patty Merlo, MPM

    Forgiveness – A Two-Day Zoom Event presented by Patty Merlo, MPM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021  6:30 PM – 9:00 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2021   8:40 AM – 3:00 PM OFFERED BY CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH OF CENTRAL FLORIDA SUGGESTED DONATION: $10.00 All of the major religious traditions tell us to forgive. In fact, most of...