• Intentional Prayer Time

    Intentional Prayer Time

    Summer Hours begin on May 21 - August 27, from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Join us on Tuesday mornings for an opportunity to deepen your prayer with a 30 minute period of Centering Prayer followed by Sacred Reading of Scripture (Lectio Divina). Read More
  • Spiritual Journey Series

    Spiritual Journey Series

    The Spiritual Journey series consists of an Introductory Workshop followed by eight courses based on the videotape series by Fr. Thomas Keating, designed to support the daily practice of Centering Prayer. Join us on September 14 for our Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops. Read More
  • Summer Contemplative Walks

    Summer Contemplative Walks

    Contemplative Outreach of Colorado is partnering with Walk2Connect to offer three contemplative walks throughout the summer. Our contemplative walking experience will move at a gentle, conversational walking pace and offer opportunities to Center, listen more deeply, and set personal intentions. Read More
  • Contemplative Living Experience

    Contemplative Living Experience

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 session beginning in September. The application deadline is July 1, 2019. The CLE program is built on an established practice of Centering Prayer and provides the guidance and formation to move participants from having a contemplative practice to living a contemplative life. Read More
  • Thomas Keating Chapel

    Thomas Keating Chapel

    Pray in silence with practitioners from all over the world. Centering Prayer groups are forming on this global online platform. Read More
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IN MEMORIAM

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Abbott Joseph has been a shining star

to our Contemplative Outreach Community.

We will be forever grateful for his presence, kindness,

gentle spirit, wisdom, 

and deep love for our Heavenly Father.            

May God bless you Abbot Joseph.

You will remain in our hearts forever as a beacon of hope.

 
       
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Born June 14, 1941, in the Bronx, N.Y., Fr. Joseph graduated from Regis High School in New York City in 1959 and began his monastic vocation at St. Benedict's Monastery the same year, serving for 59 years. Entering the monastery as a postulant, he lived with Fr. Thomas Keating, who was the first superior at the monastery. His oldest brother, Charles was also a member of the monastic community at the time. Fr. Joseph was ordained a priest in 1970 and was elected the second abbot of the monastery in 1985, a position he held until his death.


Fr. Joseph loved the monastery and especially enjoyed hiking in the mountains of Colorado. He was a gentle and loving Father Abbot to the monastic community and a loving and generous pastoral servant to the many retreatants and friends of the monastery. He made major enhancements to the monastery, adding a retreat house in 1995, an infirmary wing and community meeting area in 2000, and the latest environmental project of a solar energy field that will provide clean electricity for many years to come.


Fr. Joseph was a respected and gifted leader in the Cistercian Trappist Order and will be dearly missed.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary (McCarthy) Boyle, brothers, Charles Boyle and Fr. Gerald Boyle, and a sister, Joan Costello. He is survived by his brother-in-law Francis Costello of Berthoud, Colo., sister-in-law, Eleanor Boyle of Syracuse, N.Y., nieces, Monica (John) Costello Mossman, also of Berthoud, Mariclare Suomi of Beverly Hills, Calif., and nephews, Timothy (Katie) Costello of Irvine, Calif., Francis (Bonnie) Costello of Westwood, N.J., Joseph Boyle of New York, N.Y., and Charles (Jennifer) Boyle of Mountain View, Calif., and 11 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Center

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OFFICE HOURS:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tues, Wednes, Thurs

The Center is closed for the summer from May 18 to September 3.

MASS AT THE CENTER:
Join us in the fall for Mass in the chapel at noon on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month  Mass Schedule

PRAY IN COMMUNITY:
* Join us for Intentional     Prayer Time on Tuesdays. Summer hours begin on May 21 at 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. and will  continue through August 27.

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* In the fall, pray with the staff at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

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