August E-bulletin

image courtesy of Edward Babcock



“If we experience emotional suffering, there is probably something we haven’t quite surrendered yet. If we truly surrender everything we possess, we will know the right thing to do spontaneously, and action inspired by the Spirit is where Centering Prayer is preparing us to go.”

 —Thomas Keating,  June 2021 newsletter



Contemplative Outreach is thriving in 2021! 
And here are two “new releases” to help to tell this story:   

  • First, Mary Jane Yates, our Administrator, is pleased to present her Highlights & Intentions Report for 2020-21: You can download the report here.
  • Second, Brian Aldsworth and a small group of volunteers are pleased to share with you a report on the Community Conversations project that took place between May and July of this year. You can download the report here

Both these documents reflect the amazing ways in which our organism is evolving and living into the mission and vision left to us by our dear Fr. Thomas.  As we look forward to further celebrating our emerging story during our Global Conference on September 16-18, I invite you to spend time with these stories and come prepared to share your own reflections and inspirations on how CO can continue to build a new world with the beautiful one that already exists.

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