Contemplative Outreach Birmingham

An Inter-denominational Christian Meditative Prayer Community Offering Weekly Meetings Across Alabama, Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops and 3-Day, 4-Day and 8-Day Intensive Retreats

Centering Prayer Event Calendar 2018

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April 21 Centering Prayer as the 11th Step 8:30-12:00.
A Practice for those in 12-Step Recovery 
at St. Columb's Episcopal Church, 5500 Sunnybrook Rd., Ridgeland, MS. 
Centering Prayer as the 11th Step: Offered to those who are in one of the 12-step programs of recovery. This workshop offers a contemplative practice for the 11th Step: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God."
Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer rooted in an ancient practice that opens us to God's presence and divine healing.
Joe Mahar, of Daphne, AL is the presenter. Joe is a presenter of the centering prayer method for Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.
For more information and registration, please contact: Kris Mink, cell, 769-216-9098 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please RSVP to Kris by April 19.

April 28th Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop All Saints Episcopal Church
110 West Hawthorne Road, Homewood, AL 35209


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2018 May 22-29- Eight-Day Intensive / Post Intensive Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Fr. Bill Fickel, Director. Co-Director: The Rev. Katy Smith. Intensive: An in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer. The retreat will facilitate entrance into a more profound level of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community, designed to assist participants in entering a more intimate relationship with God.  DVDs of Fr. Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey course are viewed. Post-Intensive: A new step into a profound silence and stillness to facilitate a more intimate union with God. An Intensive Centering Prayer experience is a requisite of the Post-Intensive.  Contact for registration, the Rev. Katy Smith 205/410-1493 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Total cost $750. Fee includes event, lodging and meals. $100.00 non-refundable deposit required. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2018. Click Here to Down Load the Manual Registration Form Click Here - To Complete an On line Registration Click Here.

2018 Aug 31-Sept 2. Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center- Cullman, AL.  Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer that thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection. The Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Chapter presenters are Sr. Mary McGehee and Stewart Michelini.   Registration questions, call 256/734-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register by check. $60.00 to Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE Cullman, AL 35055.Total cost: $245.