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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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