• Dwell in Silence 8-Day Retreat

    Dwell in Silence 8-Day Retreat

    A Post-Intensive 8-Day Centering Prayer Retreat consisting of continuous periods of Centering Prayer from before sunrise until the dinner hour with breaks for lunch.
    Led by Chris Frantsvog and Paul Witmer.
    August 20-27, 2021 Read More
  • Contemplative Outreach International Conference

    Contemplative Outreach International Conference

    "The Global Embrace: Our Widening Reach, Our Deepening Connection"
    Both in-person and Zoom attendance options are available.
    September 16th - 19th, 2021
    Denver, CO Read More
  • Learning to Listen with the Ear of Our Hearts

    Learning to Listen with the Ear of Our Hearts

    An Introduction to Lectio Divina

    October 16, 2021
    This one-day Lectio Divina introduction presented via Zoom by Cathy Christianson and Tim Goldman is reinforced and expanded through follow-up sessions.

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  • The Lord is My Song

    The Lord is My Song

    The Lord is My Song - Taize Service - YouTube

    A service featuring songs and prayers of Taize.

    Hosted by COCI and recorded on May 16, 2021 Read More
  • Central Iowa Prayer Groups

    Central Iowa Prayer Groups

    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
  • Central Iowa Chapter Events

    Central Iowa Chapter Events

    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
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