• COCFL One Day Fall Retreat with Rickey & Anna Cotton 10-29-22

    Deadline Extended, Space Available COCFL One Day Fall Retreat   Key Contemplative Women Ancestors        Reclaiming our Christian Mystical Roots Saturday October 29, 2022 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canterbury Retreat Center 1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765 Join us in person at Canterbury’s beautiful settings: $50 (includes lunch)  or attend remotely...

  • 7-DAY INTENSIVE RETREAT or POST INTENSIVE RETREAT with Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI

    7-DAY INTENSIVE RETREAT or POST INTENSIVE RETREAT Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center 1300 US Highway #1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 June 24-30, 2022 To deepen your understanding of the spiritual and psychological foundations of Centering Prayer, the following two retreats will be offered:   7-Day Intensive Centering Prayer...

  • March COCFL Newsletter Now Available

    COCFL Newsletter March 2022 Click here or below to read full text.

  • Julie Saad COCFL Fall Retreat, October 28-30, 2022

    Save the Date COCFL Fall Retreat, October 28-30, 2022 with Julie Saad Zoom & In Person Canterbury Conference Center 1601 Alafaya Trl, Oviedo, FL 32765 Julie has been a part of Contemplative Outreach in Denver since 1994. She is a commissioned presenter in Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and the Welcoming...

  • Service for Nestor de Armas, Friday January 21, 11:00 a.m. All Saints, Winter Park

    The burial service for Nestor de Armas was Friday, January 21, 2022 11:00 a.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 Lyman Ave., Winter Park FL. The service was streamed live.  A replay is available with the YouTube link below. Our contemplative community is devastated by the loss of Nestor. He...

  • Passing of Nestor de Armas

    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...

  • Free Online Contemplative Course with 100 Individual Lessons

    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...

  • 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...