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Contemplative Outreach of Orange County

 Nine Month Courses
One weekend a month September through May


The Practice and Deepening of Contemplative Living

An ongoing formation enabling participants to create their own personal contemplative lifestyle in the contemporary world.  Prayer, contemplative living and the integration of contemplation and activity are cultivated in the community support, guidance, silence and solitude of the time at St. Lawrence Retreat Center, and then practiced in the participant’s own life.  Formation is offered in contemplative prayer, lifestyle and activity through:

The commitment is for one weekend a month for the nine months of September through May, and is staffed by Nine Month Course Graduates.  Each weekend includes a review of the previous month's practice(s), Centering Prayer, Soul-friending, conferences, sharing and rest.  Each month's theme is supported by a Spiritual Counsel and Prayer Practice(s). 

First Month
Awareness of God’s Presence and Action
Practices: Spiritual Reading, Logging

Second Month
Intention and Consent in relating to God
Practices: Lectio Divina, Active Prayer
Third Month
Letting Go and Receiving True Life
Practice: the “Welcoming” Prayer
Fourth Month
Resting in God and from the Activity of the False Self
Practice: Review  Dynamics of Centering Prayer
Fifth Month
Contemplative discernment
Practice: Discernment Process
Sixth Month
Detachment and Simplicity
Practice: Discernment of Attachments
Seventh Month
Forgiveness in Relationships
Practice: Prayer of Forgiveness
Eighth Month
Spiritual Commitment
Practice: Creating Individual Contemplative Lifestyle
Ninth Month
Celebration and Closure

Pre-requisite: An established Centering Prayer practice
Offering: $2475 (deposit $675)
Application

2016 -2017 Dates
2017-2018 Dates
September 9 - 11 2016
September 15 - 17 2017
October 21 - 23
November 17 - 19
November 11 - 13
December 8 - 10
December 9 - 11
January 12 - 14 2018
January 13 - 15 2017
February 9 - 11
February 10 - 12
 
March 23 - 25
March 10 - 12
 
April 20 - 22
April 7 - 9
 
May 11 - 13
May 12 - 14
  June 8 - 10
     
     
     
     

Nine Month Course #8

 

Nine Month Course #10

 

Click here to receive a brochure; for further information, please write, call or email
Contemplative Outreach of Orange County Coordinator
PO Box 208
Cornwall, NY 12518-0208
(845) 534-5180

Email: cmccarthy574@gmail.com  


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