You are invited to join us on June 15, 2019 to meet and dialogue with the Contemplative Outreach, Ltd International Board & Administrator 

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Next Half-Day Retreat!

The Contemplative Heart:

A New Awareness

  Saturday July 20, 2019
The purpose of these half-day retreats is to deepen our awareness of God’s transforming presence in our lives.


The heart is God’s servant, wrote St. Francis. That’s easy to understand at, say, a Hallmark card level. But a heightened awareness of mind and the heart, itself, can bring a true and transforming insight: God recruits our human heart for divine purposes.

This half-day retreat explores how contemplative seekers 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.

July’s retreat includes two 30-minute periods of centering prayer, with breaks, then a talk on the heart’s role in enriching our contemplative journeys. A third, shorter centering session begins with a seated, heart-centered body prayer. There will be time for questions and a lively discussion.

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Led by COMW Leadership Team Member Marjorie Centofanti  
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) 
9:00 am – 1:00pm
Saturday July 20, 2019
      1110 St. Stephen’s Church Road
Crownsville, MD 21032*
Coffee & refreshments available at 8:30am
Books available for sale – cash or check only
*The church is closer to Crofton, MD, than Crownsville.
Parking is ample in two lots.
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Future retreat series schedule below
Subject to change (As of 05/21/2019)
Aug 17, 2019: The Jesus Prayer / Prayer of the Heart
–  Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (NE DC)
–  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member David Morgan
Additional fall half-day retreats soon to be announced.
Suggested $20 Goodwill Offering per Event at the Door 
Pre Registration Not Required
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