About Contemplative Outreach

Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities such as ours, committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.

Lord Teach Us To Pray

Today, Contemplative Outreach annually serves over 40,000 people; supports over 120 active contemplative chapters in 55 countries; supports 648 known prayer groups; teaches over 15,000 people the practice of Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices through locally-hosted workshops; and provides training and resources to local chapters and volunteers. We also publish and distribute the wisdom teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and other resources that support the contemplative life.





Celebrate your community while you Center with them at various locations. Contact the leadership if you have questions.

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Springfield Chapter of Contemplative Outreach!

Assumption Abbey Retreat Center

Assumption Abbey, Ava, MO Thursday – Sunday An experience of contemplative prayer, Liturgy of the Hours, silence, solitude, and self reflection. Retreatants will come together for conferences on learning to love through forgivness. Donation $150 Read more…

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