Category: Events

March e-bulletin

Posted on 03/22/19 by Peter Donnelly

“Lent is the season in which the church as a whole enters into an extended retreat. Jesus went into the desert for forty days and forty nights. The practice of Lent is a participation in Jesus’ solitude, silence and privation.” Thomas Keating, The Mystery of Christ   A Lenten Invitation     To honor this season […]

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Second Saturday, April 13, 2019 

Posted on 03/22/19 by Peter Donnelly

                               Dear friends in the Silence                              On the 2nd Saturday in April our session will be                            […]

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How am I to enter into Lent?

Posted on 03/06/19 by Peter Donnelly

The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent… Mark 1:15 “Repent” means “change the direction in which you are looking for happiness.” The call to repentance is the invitation to take stock of our emotional programs for happiness based on instinctual needs and to change them. This is the fundamental program of Lent.” Thomas Keating, […]

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February e-bulletin from Contemplative Outreach

Posted on 02/26/19 by Peter Donnelly

Celebrating the gifts of Spiritual Journey:The gift of Fr Thomas and the gifts of Centering Prayer  You can celebrate this 27th annual worldwide day of prayer in theseways: Attend a local group retreat. Check these local websites for event information. Here is a sample schedule to assist planning for a group retreat. Download Group Schedule Organize your […]

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Remembering our dear friend Rev Robert Lawson.

Posted on 02/22/19 by Peter Donnelly

Second Saturday, March 9th 2019   Time 10 – 12 noon. Our Lady Help of Christians Pastoral Centre. Navan Road. At our Centering Prayer gathering in March we will be remembering our dear friend Rev Robert Lawson. Centering Prayer,  prayer Service for Robert, with his family, hospitality. There is an optional opportunity for anyone who  […]

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Retreats for 2019

Posted on 02/16/19 by Peter Donnelly

See our Retreats page for a list of new retreats for 2019

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January e-bulletin

Posted on 02/10/19 by Peter Donnelly

“By opening yourself to God [during Centering prayer] you are implicitly praying for everyone past, present, and future. You are embracing the whole of creation. You are accepting all reality, beginning with God  and with that part of your own reality of which you may not be generally aware, namely, the spiritual level of your […]

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June Retreat

Posted on 02/05/19 by Peter Donnelly

June 6 – 12, 2019 That We May Be One (Christian Non – Duality) Opening to the Divine Indwelling through practicing Centering Prayer is consent to God’s presence and action within us.  Our sense of separation from God gradually evolves into the conviction of self in God. The retreat will include DVDs featuring Fr. Thomas Keating, […]

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Second Saturday, February 9th

Posted on 02/04/19 by Peter Donnelly

We are coming to the Second Saturday. Centering Prayer   Where:    Our Lady Help of Christians Pastoral Centre. Navan Road.On:          Saturday, February 9th 2019 Time:       10 a.m. – 12 noon. Theme:     Celebrating love in our relationships with God and with one another. At our gathering March 9th we […]

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Kylemore Abbey Retreat. Monday, January 28th to Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Posted on 11/22/18 by Peter Donnelly

Kylemore Abbey “Embracing Silence on the Spiritual Journey” Monday, January 28th to Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 This silent retreat presents an opportunity for deeper immersion in the practice of Centering Prayer and prayerful silence as taught by Contemplative Outreach. The guidelines that comprise the Method of Centering Prayer will be explored. DVD’s featuring Father Carl […]

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