As we continue in our 25th year of retreat offerings (monthly and a six-day retreat in October), we embrace this theme for 2023: “The Healing Role of Contemplation.” We believe that a regular period of Centering Prayer practice will allow us to live out what God is calling us to do, bringing healing into a world in which conflict and injury are all too present.

We invite you to join us!

Benedicte Vibe Christensen, COMW Chapter Coordinator

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 | 9 am – 3 pm Eastern


An Introduction to Centering Prayer

Presented by Marjorie Centofanti and the Rev. Tim Grayson

Let praying without words, in deep silence and openness, draw you closer to God. Come to realize the beauty of holiness in using what modern contemplative Thomas Keating called “God’s first language.”

This retreat follows the national Contemplative Outreach Ltd. approach, combining short presentations, two Centering Prayer practice sessions and ample time for questions and discussion.

Offered by your local chapter, Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW), the retreat is open to anyone, whether you have a longtime Centering practice or have never tried this form of prayerThere’s enrichment and insight for both.

This day-long retreat will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (13135 Forsythe Rd., Sykesville, MD), with ample on-site parking. The Program Fee is $25 (which includes a light lunch, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available).

PLEASE NOTE: This work, “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or fewer. We include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

Registration is Required

When registering, you will be prompted to pay via PayPal or Check
NOTE: PayPal gives you the option to pay by other major credit
cards. Make checks out to COMW and mail to:
Linda Hall, COMW Treasurer1959 39th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Login Instructions to our Zoom call will be sent upon registration and on
the day prior to the event.
Questions? Please contact Marjorie Centofanti, facilitator


Donations are always welcome! COMW has always made its retreats available at the cost of providing them. You might consider adding a donation for the benefit of our future programs to allow us to expand outreach activities. Make your donation here

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