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The official website of Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Instructions on Method of Centering Prayer on Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Vision, Theological Principles and Administrative Principles of Contemplative Outreach

Instructions on Welcoming Prayer on Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Are you interested in reading more contemplative texts? Visit the Contemplative Outreach Bookstore.

A list of Centering Prayer E-Book titles by Thomas Keating and others (pdf)

To see online contemplative texts, visit the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. There, you will find texts such as...

The Cloud of Unknowing
Mysticism, by Evelyn Underhill
The Way of Perfection, by Teresa of Avila
The Interior Castle, by Teresa of Avila
The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence
The Conferences of John Cassian
The Ascent of Mount Carmel, by St. John of the Cross
The Dark Night of the Soul, by St. John of the Cross
and many more.... see the page titled Mysticism for a listing of sources provided on Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Mp3 versions of some of these texts can also be found on these pages. Librivox.org also carries mp3's for a few of these as well.

Local Links:

Click the following titles to see the websites of other Contemplative Outreach Local Chapters in Iowa and adjoining states:

Contemplative Outreach of Mid-Eastern Iowa  (Iowa CityCedar Rapids)

Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis (Missouri)

Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Wisconsin

Contemplative Outreach of Nebraska

Upcoming Events

Praised Be You, My God, Through Brother Sun and Sister Moon!
An 8-Day Centering Prayer Silent Retreat and Journey with St. Francis of Assisi

Sept 30 - Oct 7, 2017
More Info...

Contemplation is essentially a listening in silence, an expectancy. And yet in a certain sense, we must truly begin to hear God when we have ceased to listen. What is the explanation of this paradox? Perhaps only that there is a higher kind of listening, which is not attentiveness to some special wavelength, a receptivity to a certain kind of message, but a general emptiness that waits to realize the fullness of the message of God within its own apparent void.
--Thomas Merton