“Be Still and Know that I am God”

Psalm 46:10

The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer.


As a chapter of Contemplative Outreach International, Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) is comprised of volunteers and serves Maryland, Washington, DC and the surrounding area. COMW’s mission, as stated in the Vision Statement and Theological principles of Contemplative Outreach, is to support existing Centering Prayer groups, foster the formation of new Centering Prayer groups, and offer training for Group Facilitators and Presenters of the Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop.



The Contemplative Heart: A New Awareness
 Saturday July 20th,  2019
This half-day retreat explores how contemplative seeker Henri Nouwen and others came to know “heart” as an ever-available divine gift. Cynthia Bourgeault and Kabir Helminski’s writings explain the Middle-Eastern tradition that sees the heart as a mystical, two-way instrument of divine perception between us and God.