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.

Dwell in Silence

A Post-Intensive 8-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

Friday, August 20 - Friday August 27th
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

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 dur-ing this immersion in silence. Veteran retreat leaders Chris Frantsvog and Paul Witmer look forward to hosting you for this journey into deep silence.

Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center is a retreat and conference center focused on ecology, spirituality and holistic health. It is nestled in a natural setting of 70 acres of prairie and woodland in Hiawatha, Iowa, just north of Cedar Rapids. Prairiewoods is a place of peace and transformation. There will be time to enjoy the beautiful surround-ings in prayer and meditation.

Cost is $780, which includes room with semi-private bathroom, (every two rooms share a bathroom) and all meals. A limited number of double occupancy rooms are available. ($710)

Please visit with Chris Frantsvog about prices, scholarships or restrictions you may have: (515) 306-1221.

COVID: All participants must be fully vaccinated before attending this retreat.

Space is limited. Registration closes August 1st.

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Contemplative Outreach International Conference

"The Global Embrace: Our Widening Reach, Our Deepening Connection"

Both in-person and Zoom attendance options are available.

* Prayer * Companionship * Celebration *
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Learning * Collaboration *

The conference begins at 4:00pm Thursday, September 16 with a welcoming reception, followed by Centering Prayer, dinner, and the opening session. The conference concludes on Sunday, September 19 at 11:00am.

With utmost charity and deep appreciation for the volunteers that serve our community, Contemplative Outreach will absorb conference fees, including meals and hotel accommodations for double occupancy rooms.

To register for in person attendance please click here. Note there is a complimentary shuttle service from the Denver airport to and from the hotel. You will receive more information about the conference as the date nears.

To register for Zoom online participation in the conference, click here. Zoom participants will be emailed a link prior to the conference.

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If you have any questions, please contact Donna:  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Conference 2021" or call +1.973.838.3384.

Location:
Contemplative Outreach International Conference
Denver, Colorado


 

Learning to Listen with the Ear of Our Hearts - An Introduction to Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a way of praying with Scripture. It is a means of listening to the word of God in Scripture and it is a traditional way of cultivating friendship with Christ.

During this introduction participants will have the opportunity to learn and to practice this ancient form of prayer.                                 

October 16, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This one-day Lectio Divina introduction presented via Zoom by Cathy Christianson and Tim Goldman is reinforced and expanded through follow-up sessions for each of the next six weeks following the introduction. Specific days and times will be determined by the group during the introductory session.

Suggested donation: $10.

For more information, contact: Cathy Christiansen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To register, click  here This link will take you to the Events page of the Contemplative Outreach of Nebraska website.

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Early registration is encouraged as participation is limited to 20 registrants.

Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Nebraska


 

Virtual Centering Prayer Opportunities

Below are days and times groups are meeting, as well as contact information. Please get in touch for the Zoom link to their scheduled Centering Prayer sessions

Sundays at 6 pm: Contact Mary Jo Wulf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mondays at 6 pm: Contact Kathy Reardon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Contact Julie Honsey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesdays at 5 pm: Contact Megan Hartwig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm: Contact Donna Hendrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesdays at noon: Contact Kevin O'Donnell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or request a link at https://www.theemmaushouse.org/centering-prayer

Thursdays at 5:30 pm: Contact Jan Stegeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fridays at 10:45 am: Contact Steve Melby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

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