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Silence ~ Solitude ~ Service

Resources to support the practice of Centering Prayer in daily life.

Contemplative Outreach of Central Iowa exists for the purpose of supporting our members in their daily practice of Centering Prayer. We are a chapter of Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Contemplative Outreach is a community of individuals and Centering Prayer groups committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in everyday life.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different forms of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings but the same God
who produces all of them in everyone.
I Corinthians 12:4-7

 

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Upcoming Events

Des Moines Silent Retreat
December 2nd, 2017
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Ames Silent Retreat
December 2nd, 2017
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Winter Solstice Contemplative Worship
December 20, 2017
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Contemplative Lounge
January 13, 2018
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Contemplation is essentially a listening in silence, an expectancy. And yet in a certain sense, we must truly begin to hear God when we have ceased to listen. What is the explanation of this paradox? Perhaps only that there is a higher kind of listening, which is not attentiveness to some special wavelength, a receptivity to a certain kind of message, but a general emptiness that waits to realize the fullness of the message of God within its own apparent void.
--Thomas Merton