2019 MONTHLY HALF DAY RETREAT SERIES

SPONSORED BY CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH OF MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON (COMW)

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
Sign in at the door