The COCI service team is requesting that event attendees please refrain from wearing perfume, aftershave, or bringing scented candles to our programs as we have some folks who are allergic and cannot enjoy the event.  Thank you so much for your cooperation.

August Virtual Centering Prayer Opportunities

Megan Hartwig is continuing to offer opportunities to gather virtually for Centering Prayer during this time of social distancing.

Visit the August Virtual Centering Prayer Opportunities page

Prayer Times

- Tuesday Evening at 5:15 pm
- Thursday Morning at 7:15 am
- Sunday Evening at 5:15 pm

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Zoom Workshop August 16:
What Would Thomas Merton Say about the “New Normal”?

Contemplative Outreach of Chicago in partnership with the local chapter of the Thomas Merton Society is extending an invitation to Contemplative Outreach chapters to a Zoom workshop entitled, “What would Thomas Merton say about the “new normal”? Judith Valente is presenting.  Read More...

Sunday August 16, 2:00-3:30pm Central
There is no charge for this workshop
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