COMW Video Library
Click here to place your order for the video recordings of our Half-Day Retreat programs. Videos are available with a COMW contribution of $20. Program attendees receive our videos free-of-charge with their registration and $25 program contribution.
RECORDED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021
“Icons as Portals for Unlocking the Contemplative Heart“
Led by Mary Altalo
Icons are considered as “writings of the heart” which open the contemplative to “Behold” the Glory of the Lord. This “Beholding” transfigures the way we see the world, how we act in it, and conveys the great hope of God’s enduring love and wisdom as promised in the Covenant of Peace. Here we practice contemplative “Beholding” through Visio Divina of icons and see that there are really two Christmas stories of Incarnation occurring during this season. Mary Altalo also provides a PowerPoint presentation, which includes more icons than presented at the Retreat. They can be used in conjunction with the Visio Divina practice explained in slide 4. Download Handouts
RECORDED SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021
“Lectio Divina Retreat”
Led by Mike Potter
How does the dynamic of the four moments of Lectio Divina play out in daily life? This retreat video offers an introduction to and practice of the monastic form of Lectio Divina, and extends it to our own lives through a guided meditation, as we read the scriptures of our lives in a lectio manner and try to be attentive to what God is saying to us.
RECORDED SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
“The Cloud of Unknowing” Sequel
Led by LJ Milone
“Just a wonderful contemplative approach to this author!” Quote from Attendee
A sequel to his program offered in June, LJ Milone takes a deeper look into the writings of this mysterious author and offers helpful ways to enhance your contemplative practice. (See June 26 video recording.)
RECORDED SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021
“Finding Your True Self”
Led by David Morgan
“What you’re looking for is where you’re looking from.” St. Francis of Assisi
In his book, New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton called our “thought-made self,” the story we tell ourselves about who we are, our “false self” distinguishing it from our deepest “true self.” In this half-day retreat, David Morgan from the COMW leadership team helps us explore our true selves and facilitate a discussion on the teachings of Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Basil Pennington, Thomas Keating and others.
RECORDED SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021
“Guard of the Heart”
Led by Bob Mischke
“Guard of the Heart … disposes us to let go of personal likes and dislikes and to accept painful situations as they arise.” Fr. Thomas Keating as told to Bob Mischke. A traditional way to enrich your contemplative practice.
RECORDED SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021
“The Cloud of Unknowing”
Led by L.J. Milone
In this half-day retreat, we learn how to deepen our practice of Centering Prayer from the mysterious author of “The Cloud of Unknowing.” There is deep teaching in this work concerning how we deal with thoughts, humility, intention, and growth in divine unity.
RECORDED SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021
“In The Shadow of Your Wings”
Led by Fr. Vincent Pizzuto
“In the shadow of your wings I take refuge, until the times of destruction pass.” PSALM 57:1