• 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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Advent Reflection Week 1

I am the maidservant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say.” Lk. 1:26-38

Advent Week 1

Here Mary is faced with one of God’s favorite scenarios; it might be called the doublebind. The double-bind does not consist in the choice between what is obviously good and obviously evil—that is a temptation—but of not knowing which is good and which is evil. The dilemma may arise in another form: one cannot decide which of two apparent goods is God’s will. For a delicate conscience, this causes deep trouble. The turmoil comes from wanting to do God’s will and not knowing what it is. As a consequence, one feels torn in two directions at once. Two apparent but opposing goods demand one’s total adherence, and both seem to be God’s will. People on the spiritual journey regularly find themselves in such double-binds, which may even become more searching as the journey proceeds…

 

As human beings, we cannot presume that God will do something that has never been done before (although the angel said, “Nothing is impossible with God.”) But we can be sure that if we allow the creative energies of the double-bind to do their work, at some moment we will find ourselves in a higher state of consciousness. Suddenly we will perceive a new way of seeing all reality. Our old world view will end. A new relationship with God, ourselves and other people will emerge based on the new level of understanding, perception and union with God we have been given. The double-bind frees us to grow into an expanded relationship with all reality beginning with God. During Advent, as we celebrate the renewed coming of divine light, we receive encouragement to open to God’s coming in any way that he may choose. This is the disposition that opens us completely to the light.

Excerpt from The Mystery of Christ, chapter 1, by Fr. Thomas Keating

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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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