Contemplative Outreach

Founded by Fr. Thomas Keating, Contemplative Outreach is a global network of communities and individuals seeking the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit and to contribute to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer. For more information, visit the Contemplative Outreach website.

Description of our practice: The prayer time usually begins with a short prayer or reading. This is followed by about 20-30 minutes of silent prayer. Most groups then have a second reading or a Lectio Divina reflection, followed by an optional 20-minute period of sharing and community building. Some groups may share Thomas Keating video segments in lieu of readings.