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Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington

Silence · Solitude · Solidarity · Service

CONOVA Events & Retreats

SECOND SATURDAYS OF CENTERING PRAYER
9am-12noon
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church: 1301 Trap Road, Vienna, VA

2019 Calendar

NEXT EVENT:

Our 2019 “2nd Saturdays” season will continue on: 

January 12th, 2019    A MORNING OF CENTERING PRAYER  (9-12pm)
Two 30-min CP sessions, plus presentation:
Selection from Fr. Thomas Keating’s “Spiritual Journey” DVD series

Morning Overview:
9:00    Welcome, sign-in, refreshments
9:15    Introductions, overview of morning
9:30    First session: 30-min Centering Prayer (and mini-course for beginners)
10:00  Short break
10:15  Selection from Fr. Thomas Keating’s “Spiritual Journey” DVD series (30 min)
10:45  Short, 3 min. private reflection on content of Keating’s material and where it speaks to you in your spiritual journey – followed by sharing or, for those who prefer to reflect on the content of Keating’s presentation, quiet reflection in chapel.
11:15  Second Session: 30-min Centering Prayer
11:45  Evaluations

  • All the sessions offer support and guidance to beginners, as needed.
  • No need to pre-register – just show up!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE FUTURE DATES:
(all Mornings of Centering of Prayer, with same format as above)
Feb 9th, 2019
Mar 9th, 2019
Apr 13th, 2019
May 11th, 2019
June 8th, 2019

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OTHER LOCAL CONTEMPLATIVE EVENTS:

Series of Half-Day Retreats:   December 2018 – August 2019
Next event:  “Practicing the Presence of God:  Brother Lawrence: A Humble 17th Century Carmelite Monk”    Saturday January 19, 2019
Click here for more information.

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  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.

    Luke 10:27
  • There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.

    I Corinthians 12:4-7
  • Be still and know that I am God.

    Psalm 46:10
  • So that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in me, and I in You, may they also be one in us.

    John 17:21
  • When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

    Matthew 6:6

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