Saturday, December 21, 7 p.m. Please join us for a beautiful, candlelight worship experience embracing the presence of the Holy One on the darkest night of the year. We will worship with the songs and prayers of Taizè.
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 08:30am - 12:00pm
Lectio Divina is a traditional way of cultivating friendship with the Divine. It is a way of listening to the texts of scripture as if we were in conversation with the Divine. We listen with the “ear of the heart.” Read More
Saturday, January 18th, 2020 You are invited to join in a monthly study of the book Discernment Matters: Listening with the Ear of the Heart by Mary Margaret (Meg) Funk, OSB.This is an opportunity for those who want to learn and practice discernment as taught by the early monastic tradition. Read More
Prayer Groups for the Des Moines and Ames area. "While centering prayer is done privately most of the time, a weekly sharing of the experience in a small group has proven to be very supportive, as well as a means of continuing education." – Fr. Thomas Keating Read More
In addition to engaging in individual and group Centering Prayer, many yearn for other experiences, reflections, and knowledge that will support them in their spiritual journey. COCI offers a variety of introductory events and programs as well as those that invite us to deepen our practices and presence. Read More