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The COCI service team is requesting that event attendees please refrain from wearing perfume, aftershave, or bringing scented candles to our programs as we have some folks who are allergic and cannot enjoy the event.  Thank you so much for your cooperation.

United in Prayer Day
Celebrating the Gifts of the Spiritual Journey


Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9 – noon

Northminster Presbyterian Church. 1416 20th St. in Ames
Gather at 8:30 am, Centering Prayer at 9 a.m.
(A donation of $15 is suggested at the event).


 

 

12-Step Centering Prayer Retreat

August 9-11, Fri 5:00pm–Sun 11:00am
Presented by Rev. Paul Witmer

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat
2664 145th Avenue, Wheatland IA

“Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God . . .”

On this weekend Centering Prayer Retreat, we will explore CP as an integral part of your 12 step recovery program. Some prior knowledge or practice of CP or other silent meditation practice is desirable, but not required. You can learn Centering Prayer and deepen your practice either way. This retreat is 12-step supported and will include at least one (open) 12-step meeting.

To Register Contact:
Margaret Kruse, OSF
Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat
Office: 563-374-1092  Cell: 414-640-1491
Register: 563-336-8414
www.chmiowa.org


 

 

Pray Without Ceasing
8-Day Post-Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat

September 20-27, 2019

St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska

This Post-Intensive Retreat will consist of continuous periods of Centering Prayer from before sunrise until the dinner hour, with breaks for meals. Attendees may participate in as much prayer as they are called to. Short pauses for entering and leaving the silence will be offered every 30 minutes. There will be no teaching and no reading during this immersion in silence. Those who wish may attend daily mass at the Priory.

Cost is $650, which includes single occupancy room with private bathroom, and all meals. A limited number of double occupancy rooms are available. Please visit with Chris Frantsvog about prices, scholarships, restrictions you have: (515) 306-1221.

Retreat Directors: Chris Frantsvog and Paul Witmer

Registrations are limited to 22 attendees

Download Flyer  Please Register

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Upcoming Events

United In Prayer Day
Celebrating the Gifts of the Spiritual Journey
March 16, 2019
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12-Step Centering Prayer Retreat
August 9-11, 2019
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8-Day Post-Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat
Sept 20-27, 2019
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“The root of prayer is interior silence.  We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words.  But this is only one expression.  Deep prayer is the laying aside of thoughts.  It is the opening of mind and heart, body and feelings—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond words, thoughts and emotions.”  (OM, 136)