Contemplative Outreach of Maryland
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2019 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 Jesus Prayer
 Prayer of the Heart
Saturday August 17 th , 2019

The August 17th retreat will explore the spiritual practices of early Christianity, the Desert Fathers and the Christian Saints of the East. Specifically, we will look into the origins of contemplative and meditative prayer and its evolution in Eastern Christianity. We will explore the practical use of the "Jesus Prayer" and how it, along with other practices and God's grace, can lead to the Prayer of the Heart.   
 
The morning will include three 30 minute periods of centering prayer and an interactive discussion.  
 
To access and print off a one page event flyer, click here.   
 
Led by COMW Leadership Team Member David Morgan  
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) 
9:00 am - 1:00pm
Saturday August 17th, 2019
 
1400 Quincy St NE
Francis Conference Room (Formerly the Gift Shop) 
    Washington, DC 20017
      Free Parking in Lot at 14th & Quincy
      Go to the far right portico - Follow signage to the Conference Rooms
Look for COMW signage    
 
      Light refreshments will be served & books available for sale
      Cash or check only 
 
   Optional tour of the Franciscan Monastery available at 1:00pm
 
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Future retreats schedule below 
Subject to change (As of 08/03/2019)
 
September 21, 2019:  Deification: Sharing the Heart 
St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring, MD    
-  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member Bill Haardt  
 
October 19, 2019: Some Ancient Versions of Centering Prayer (Part 1)
St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring, MD 
-  Led by Steve Thompson   
 
November 16 2019: Some Ancient Versions of Centering Prayer (Part 2) 
-  Location: St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring, MD
-  Led by Steve Thompson
 
December 2019:  No Half Day Retreat in December
 
January 18, 2020:  The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 1)
-  Location: The Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore MD  
-  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member L.J. Milone

February 15, 2020: The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 2)
-  Location: TBD
-  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member L.J. Milone

March 21, 2020:  The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 3)
-  Location: TBD
-  Led by COMW Leadership Team Member L.J. Milone  
 
  Suggested $20 Goodwill Offering per Event at the Door 

Pre Registration Not Required
Sign in at the door!


Other Resources, Retreats & Events in the Area!
 
Contemplative Outreach Ltd June 2019 e-Newsletter
  
Contemplative Outreach Ltd July 2019 e-Newsletter

Contemplative Outreach Quarterly Newsletter pdf

    Omega Center July Newsletter
    Omega Center December Conference w/Cynthia Bourgeault 


Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico will sponsor an Intensive/Post Intensive Retreat in Albuquerque September 1st to September 7th, 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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