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

Saturday, March 6, 2021

A globally-hosted 24-hour day of prayer accessible via Zoom

Hosted by Contemplative Outreach

In the global unity of silence as God’s first language,
we honor Fr. Thomas Keating’s birthday (March 7)
and the growing presence of Christ among us.

Join in silence and community at any time, as many times as you are able. Each hour will begin with at least 20 minutes of Centering Prayer, followed by an offering from the hosting group, which may include a video segment, the practice of Lectio Divina, selected readings, community sharing, chanting, etc.

For More information visit the Contemplative Outreach Website


 

A Day of Centering Prayer, Silence & Self-Care

March 27, 2021
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This at-home Zoom retreat includes four 20-minute centering prayer sits, one welcoming prayer meditation followed by centering and lots of time for self-care between. A few days before the retreat a packet will be sent to you with the schedule, retreat guidelines and expectations, tips on getting the most out of your retreat time and some ideas for creative self-care ideas. This is an intentional time for you to get a breath of fresh air in your spiritual, emotional, and physical life. Email any of us with questions.

Mary Jo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathleen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeannine, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please Register   Download Flyer


 

Contemplative Outreach
of St. Louis Retreat

April 9-11, 2021

Awakenings on the Spiritual Journey:
Insights and Practices for Growth and Healing in our time

“The ‘Spiritual Journey” is a metaphor for how our beliefs change and develop throughout life.  In the beginning, we often do not realize that we have entered upon a spiritual path as we begin to search for the hidden gnosis (sacred knowing) of mind, heart and soul that is emerging within us.”  Fr. Thomas Keating from ‘Reflections on the Unknowable’

Susan Komis and Jim McElroy will facilitate this hybrid retreat by sharing their experience and insights of practicing and teaching Centering Prayer, The Welcoming Prayer, and the Human Condition.  Susan will offer a reflection on Fr. Thomas’s most fundamental teaching, The Human Condition, and then offer her thoughts on the stages of spiritual growth from ‘The Awakening’ to “The Sage”.

Jim will provide an in-depth teaching of The Welcoming Prayer as the companion practice to Centering Prayer and as a method designed to facilitate the dismantling of the false self-system and living from present moment awareness. 

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life.  It deepens our relationship with God and allows to more fully live in the eternal now.  The Welcoming Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs and heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored—in the body. 

Retreat begins Friday evening, April 9th at 6:00pm and ends Sunday, April 11th at noon.

Registration Online at www.centeringprayerstl.org.  Cost $50.

Please consider being a sponsor with a donation of $80 to further the mission of COSTL.  Scholarships are available contact Bill Schwindt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you wish to register by mail please send your registration to:

COSTL C/O Grace Episcopal Church
514 E. Argonne Drive
Kirkwood, MO 63122

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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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