Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and
Washington (COMW) 
2019 Half-Day Retreat Series  
Embodying Prayer
  Saturday, March 16, 2019   
The purpose of these half-day retreats is to deepen our awareness of God's transforming presence in our lives.

Centering Prayer is a prayer of consent, a silent prayer of saying "yes" to God's will and unconditional love for us. However, in our busy lives, letting go can be challenging. Prayer that involves our whole selves--body, mind, and spirit--can promote the process. Modern Day Mystic and Episcopalian priest Cynthia Bourgeault has written that the labyrinth and sacred dance are two "profound tools from the Wisdom tradition." The March 16th program will bring together these three practices. We will begin with Centering Prayer, then carry the silence into a walking meditation on the Labyrinth, and finally in deepening silence, move together in simple patterns of Sacred Circle Dance. The steps are easy to follow and gentle; all are welcome. (Co-sponsored with St Columba's Centering Prayer Groups and the Labyrinth Ministry.) 
Led by COMW Leadership Team Members Suzi Kindervatter, Kathleen Blank Riether, Benedicte Vibe Christensen
Contact Suzi   
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) 
9:00 am - 1:00pm
The program begins promptly at 9:00am
Coffee & refreshments 8:30am to 9:00am
Books available for sale - cash or check only  
No registration required - Just show up!
Goodwill offering appreciated! 
   4201 Albemarle St NW  
Washington, DC 20016 
Please use the street level entrance from Albemarle St (follow the sidewalk to the left side of the stairs). After you enter the building, sign in will be straight ahead. Street parking in the neighborhood near the church is available. We are also one block from the Tenley Metro station.  
Click here to access and print off a one page retreat event flyer. 
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Retreat series schedule below 
Subject to change (As of 03/08/19)
April 20, 2019: The Mystery of Christ Crucified
St John the Baptist, Silver Spring, MD 
-  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member LJ Milone  
May 18, 2019: The Trinity
Venue to be determined  
-  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member Benedicte Vibe Christensen  
July 20, 2019: The Contemplative Heart: A New Awareness
-  Venue to be determined     
-  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member Marjorie Centofanti
Aug 17, 2019: The Sacrament of the Present Moment 
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (NE DC)  
-  Led by COMW Leadership Member David Morgan
Additional fall half-day retreats to be announced
Suggested $20 Goodwill Offering per Event at the Door 

Pre Registration Not Required
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United Day of Prayer- March 16
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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