Contemplative Outreach of Maryland
and Washington ( COMW )

2020 Half-Day Retreat Series
The purpose of these half-day retreats is to deepen our awareness of God's transforming presence in our lives.
The Contemplative Experience of Jesus
Part 1
Saturday February 15, 2020
"Christianity is not so much a series of propositions about God as it is the communication of the intimate knowledge that Jesus had of Who God Is. The Christian religion is the transmission of that experience of Ultimate Reality as Abba, Jesus’ endearing Aramaic word for Father." – Thomas Keating

In this first installment of a 3-part series, we will look at the Gospel as sharing in Jesus’ experience of God and what that means for contemplative living today. We will look at the context of empire and religion and how Jesus’ experience of God transcends and critiques both. We will reflect on Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of heaven, the Sermon on the Mount, and Jesus’ meals with sinners.

The morning will include three 30 minute periods of centering prayer and an interactive discussion. 

Led by LJ Milone
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington ( COMW
9:00 am - 1:00pm
Saturday February 15, 2020

Blessed Sacrament Chevy Chase Circle NW DC
  • The meeting is in the Thomas Duffy Parish Center - Main Level
  • 3630 Quesada St. NW
  • Washington, DC 20015
  • Parking on the street and in parking lot in the back
  • Look for COMW signage 
     Light Refreshments Served
     Books Available for Sale - Cash or Check Only

Suggested $20 Goodwill Offering per Half Day Retreat at the Door  

Pre Registration Not Required
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Future Retreat Schedule Below   
Subject to change (As of 01/18/2020)
  • February 15, 2020: The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 1)
  • -Location: Blessed Sacrament NW DC Chevy Chase Circle 
  • -Led by COMW Leadership Team Member L.J. Milone

  • March 21, 2020: The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 2) The Parables
  • -Location: St. Columba NW DC  Tenley Circle
  • -Led by COMW Leadership Team Member L.J. Milone

  • April 18, 2020: The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 3) Hard Sayings
  • -Location: St. John the Baptist Silver Spring, MD
  • -Led by COMW Leadership Team Member L.J. Milone 



  • May Overnight Facilitator Retreat — Read more
  • June 13 Centering Prayer Intro Program with Father Carl Arico and LJ Milone -- In the Works!
  • October Silent Centering Prayer Retreat — Read more
Other Resources, Retreats & Events in the Area! .    

Brief Contemplative Lessons from Meister Eckhart by LJ Milone Read More >

Center for Spiritual Deepening Awakening to Reality: Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Life February 10, 17 & 24; 7:30 -9:00 pm With L.J. Milone

Note LJ Milone's article on page 9 - "Meister Eckhart’s Gift to Centering Prayer: The Fifth R"

Next Saturday Centering Prayer Retreat - February 8, 2020

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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