Follow-Up Series for Introductory Workshops

Six Wednesday Evenings During Lent – February 21st to March 27th, 2024

Jesus said to them, ”Come away with me. Let us go alone to a quiet place and rest for a while”. Mark 6:31

Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis presents: A 6-Series Follow-Up to Introductory Workshops

This six-session series provides formation in contemplative practice as well as a treasury of wisdom from Fr. Keating himself.  It is designed to give a broader and firmer foundation for the centering prayer practice to new and longtime practitioners. For questions or more information, contact Kathy Dunn at

Community of Christ Church, 830 N Kirkwood, MO, 63122 (click to open Google map)
Dates: Six (6) Consecutive Wednesdays, beginning February 21 and ending March 27
Time: 6:15 pm to 8:00pm
Flow of the evening schedule: Gathering at 6:15pm. Promptly at 6:30pm, we begin with a centering prayer session and answer questions about your practice of centering prayer. After a break, we will view a video by Fr Thomas Keating and have time for group discussion. 
Presenters: Kathy Dunn & Charlie Lawrence, Commissioned Centering Prayer Presenters for Contemplative Outreach.

Please bring a notebook. It is recommended to bring your book Open Mind, Open Heart, by Father Thomas Keating.  If you would like to order a copy for $20 please check the box on the registration from. And we will try to have it for you by the first or second session. 

“Centering Prayer is a discipline to foster interior transformation, initiated by God and leading, if we consent, to divine union. One’s way of seeing reality changes, which empowers one to perceive and respond to everyday life with sensitivity to the divine presence in, through and beyond everything.” — Thomas Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart

Consider entering the desert season of Lent by responding to this invitation of Christ to come, deepen your centering prayer practice and grow in your understanding of the spiritual journey. 

There is no fee for this event.  As Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis celebrates our 35th Anniversary this year we would like to gift this series to those who want to deepen their centering prayer practice. At the end of the series if you would like to pass on the gift, you are free to contribute to our scholarship fund or support our rent and other expenses. 

  • PayPal  – See the donate button on the menu at right (on a cell phone, the menu is at the bottom of the screen
  • Pay at the Event — Cash or checks gratefully accepted
  • Mailing Check — Mail check payable to COSTL and send to COSTL  c/o Susie Brent, 489 Staines Court, St. Louis, MO 63141

Please register so we may prepare for you.
A follow up email will be sent with directions and other necessary information. Complete and submit the online form below.

Cash or check for a purchase will be collected when the book is delivered at the event.
We do not share your information outside of our Contemplative Outreach St. Louis Chapter.

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