As a non-profit spiritual community, Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis relies on financial support from members to allow us to continue operations. Our income comes from selling books on spiritual topics at our events, conducting workshops, speaker series, special events and retreats and through financial gifts from our donors.

In addition to furthering our vision through teaching Centering Prayer and supporting those on the contemplative spiritual journey, the chapter has to pay for rent of a small office/storage space, Web site, newsletters, offer stipends for workshop and program presentations and provide partial scholarships to our events for those who ask.

We also support the International Resource Center of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. whenever it is financially possible. Through your generosity, Centering Prayer can continue to find its way into new lives every day. Please keep our work in your heart and prayers.

More than ever I feel your friendship and support and look forward to communion together in the Body of Christ, because whenever you sit down to prayer, you’re in communion and union with everyone else, past or even future people who haven’t even been born yet. Everything is now in the heart and mind of God. Let us often go to be refreshed and to be encouraged by each other’s fidelity to the Centering Prayer practice.

-Fr. Thomas Keating

Donations to Contemplative Outreach St. Louis are not tax-deductible.

Here’s how:

  • To donate make your check to COSTL and mail to: COSTL C/O Susie Brent 489 Staines Court St. Louis, MO  63141
  • To donate online using a major credit card: 

IMPORTANT:  All information provided with your gift is strictly confidential and will never be exchanged with another organization or sold to anyone for other use. Our online payment site is protected with an encrypted secure socket layer and your identity will not be compromised when using it. You may rest assured that we value your support and would not put you or your identity in jeopardy.

To make a tax deductible donation, go to the International Contemplative Outreach Organization website at

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