Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis has been serving the contemplative community in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois since 1989. We are a chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., an international spiritual network with offices in Butler, N.J. Our mission is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and to support those whose Spiritual Journey includes a practice of this prayer.
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Grace Episcopal Church Saturday September 17, 2016 – 9am-3pm 514 E Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, MO 63122 Thompson Room (enter door off E. Madison Ave)
Centering Prayer Intro Workshop Follow-Up Day Saturday October 22, 2016 9:00am-3pm 514 E Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, MO 63122 Thompson Room (enter door off E. Madison Ave) This day provides an opportunity to learn more about Centering Prayer and to deepen your prayer life and practice. We will share prayer periods, view videos and have time […]
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The Reed of God, by Caryll Houselander (1944, reprinted by Christian Classics in 1990. 128 pp.) This series of lyrical meditations and poems leads the reader into a deep appreciation for the work of God in the human heart. Caryll Houselander, a 20th-century English Catholic mystic, sees the relevance of the Virgin Mary and her […]
Thomas Merton, Monk: a Monastic Tribute, edited by Brother Patrick Hart (Doubleday Image, 1976; originally published in 1974 by The Abbey at Gethsemani).
After Thomas Merton’s death in 1968, many of those who had lived in his Cistercian community or who had corresponded with him felt the need to write about “their” Merton—someone not
entirely identical with the man whose writings have been so widely influential. The twelve essays, four poems, and the homily given at his funeral Mass in this volume were written by
monks and nuns from Europe and America, most of whom knew him personally…
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