Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) will offer half-day Centering Prayer retreats throughout the year.  When event information is available it will be posted on the “RETREATS & EVENTS – Half Day Retreats” tab of the COMW website and also emailed to the COMW email list.

COMW Half Day Centering Prayer Retreat Series

Subject to change (Posted 2/27/2021)

Centering Prayer:
Revisiting the Fundamentals
Invitation from God—an Overview by Thomas Keating 
Saturday, March 20, 2021
9:00am ET to 12pm
Via Zoom
Click here for details and registration


FACILITATOR TRAINING/ENRICHMENT: In partnership with our national organization, Contemplative Outreach Ltd. (COL), COMW is now offering a hybrid path for Facilitator training/enrichment. It combines:
  • COL’s new online training (February 26-27, 2021) registration now closed
  • A COMW mentoring period, as required in The Facilitator’s Handbook
  • COMW’S in-person, overnight Facilitating Workshop (Spring 2022)
For details and registration information click here.
Contact Marjorie at mcentofanti@jhmi.edu for further information.


Six Day Centering Prayer Retreat: Intensive & Post-Intensive.

Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington, D.C. (COMW). Claggett Retreat Center, Adamstown, Maryland.  October 24-29, 2021. This retreat is now full (posted 2/14/2021). Click here for details and registration. Contact Kathleen Blank Riether to get on the wait list. Contact Suzi Kindervatter for additional information.


COMW Spring 2022 Overnight Facilitating Workshop  – Now planned for Spring 2022, dates TBD. Check the COMW website in October 2021 to register. Please contact Marjorie at mcentofanti@jhmi.edu for further information.

Rescheduled from May 2021 (posted 2/14/2021).