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Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW)

2020 Half-Day Retreat Series
The Contemplative Experience of Jesus
Part 2: The Parables

May 30, 2020
9:00am to Noon
Via Webinar
The purpose of these half-day retreats is to deepen our awareness of God's transforming presence in our lives.
Part 2
The Contemplative Experience of Jesus
Part 2: The Parables


"What is the essence of the message that the Christian contemplative tradition seeks to impart? It is the experience Jesus had of the Father (Ultimate Reality) as Abba." – Father Thomas Keating

In this second installment of a 3-part series, we will continue to reflect on the Gospel as sharing in Jesus’ experience of God and what that means for contemplative living today. Aware of the oppressive realities of the Roman Empire and the egoic use of religion, we will explore the spiritual awakening stories known as 'the parables'.

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

Led by COMW Leadership Team Member LJ Milone
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington
9:00am - Noon
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Subject to Change

  • 8:45am to 9:00am Check in and get centered
  • 9:00am 30-Minute Centering Prayer sit. 5-Minute Contemplative "walk" Followed by a 25-Minute Centering Prayer sit
  • 10-Minute Break
  • LJ's Presentation - Approximately 90 minutes - Includes Q & A
  • 11:30 30-Minute Centering Prayer sit
  • Suggested $15 goodwill offering

Registration Required
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from LJ Milone providing information on how to make your goodwill offering and instructions on how to join the May 30th webinar.


Future Half-Day Retreat Schedule Below
Subject to change (As of 05/8/2020)

  • May 30, 2020: The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 2) The Parables
  • Via Webinar
  • Led by COMW Leadership Team Member LJ Milone 

  • June 20, 2020: The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 3) Jesus' Hard Sayings
  • Via Webinar
  • Led by COMW Leadership Team Member LJ Milone 

  • July 18, 2020: Centering Prayer Intro Workshop
  • Via Webinar
  • Led by COMW Leadership Team Members LJ Milone and Father Carl Arico

  • September 19, 2020: Subject & Presenter to be determined


OTHER COMW & CONOVA RETREATS
Second Saturdays Morning of Centering Prayer w/Keating Videos May 9

Webinars with L.J. Milone - Three New Christian Contemplative Spirituality Webinar May Series!

COMW July 18  Centering Prayer Intro Program with Father Carl Arico and LJ Milone via Webinar . Additional information and registration to follow soon. Contact  Ellen Barlow   with questions.
REGISTRATION OPEN!
COMW October 25-30 Centering Prayer Retreat
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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