January e-bulletin

“‘The wind blows where it will, and you do not know where it is going.
So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ …
[T]o be moved by the Spirit
is an entirely new way of being in the world.”

 – Thomas Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart


 Is Centering Prayer Time for Everybody?
 with Joy Andrews Hayter

 Q: When I tried Centering Prayer, my mind was filled with thoughts ALL the time. So I found that all I could do was use the [sacred] word throughout the entire   time – 20 to 30 minutes. … Tried again and once again my brain was never still.  Are there people for whom God is saying “no” to meditation? …  Are there people for whom contemplative prayer will not work?

Read Joy’s response here

Save the Date


Contemplative Outreach United in Prayer Day 
Saturday, March 6, 2021

The United in Prayer Day will be a worldwide Zoom event
on the Saturday before Fr. Thomas Keating’s birthday, Saturday
March 6, 2021.

Anyone is free to join this global virtual offering. Chapters may also join-in or organize their own events. More details to come.

The complete e-bulletin is available at        https://mailchi.mp/coutreach/january2021ebulletin?e=9aa0837e74