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Save the Date!

A Four Day Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat will be offered October 15-19, 2023 at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, North Carolina sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of the Piedmont.  This retreat will include six 30 minute prayer periods daily and is recommended for those who have an established practice of Centering Prayer.  Check back soon for registration details.

In Sympathy

We offer our Christian sympathy to Burt Melton, our chapter founder and mentor, upon the death of his wife Phyllis who died peacefully on October 3rd. We give thanks for Phyllis’ life and all that she meant to so many. May the love of God and our prayers surround the Melton family as they grieve. The link to her obituary may be found at:

November 2, 2019 On Retreat with Father Carl Arico: Silence, God’s First Language

Father Carl Arico

Videos of Retreat Conferences

Introduction: Silence, God’s First Language

Conference 1: Is Yes Really Yes or Is It Maybe?

Conference 2: The Four Levels of Fidelity

Conference 3: The Quality of Our Consent

Conference 4: The Guidelines of Centering Prayer as a Way of Life

Question and Answer Session

Supplemental Material

Retreat Program