Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and
Washington (COMW
2019 Half-Day Retreat Series  
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 willl be time for questions and a lively discussion.
To access and print off a one page event flyer, click here.     
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 06/12/2019)
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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Save the Date!!  CONOVA Retreat: October 11-12, 2019
presented by MARY DWYER, student of Fr. Thomas Keating  
Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Northern Virginia (CONOVA)  
Where:  ANDREW CHAPEL United Methodist Church, Vienna ,VA   
When:  FRIDAY evening October 11, 2019  "WELCOMING PRAYER" 
   SATURDAY, October 12, 2019 - 9:00AM-4:00PM.  

Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico will sponsor an Intensive/Post Intensive Retreat in Albuquerque September 1 to September 7 2019.

Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW)
Centering Prayer is a  receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. 

This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.
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