CO Louisville Leadership Team

Coordinator: Judy Sharer
Newsletter: Dot Poppe
Secretary: Doreen Josephs
Treasurer: Jeannie Younger
Service Teams:  
  Annual Events Elayne Roose
  Formation Mary Otho Ballard, OP
  Introductory Workshops Mary Otho Ballard, OP
  Retreats Judy Sharer
  Team Sharon Allen, Jil Ice, Jean Johnson, SL,  Millie McElroy, Bill McGiveney

Prayer Groups .:. Events .:. Our History

Contemplative Outreach of Louisville
Centering Prayer Groups

New members welcomed. Please contact facilitator for meeting place and time.

St. Monica Church
Phyllis Bowling



Christ Episcopal Church
Judy Sharer

First Presbyterian Church
Anne Swope    270-307-8687


Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Paul Kuerzi



Loretto Motherhouse
Sr. Jean Johnson, SL


Cor Unum Spiritual Center
Elayne Roose

St. Bernadette Church
Vickie Speer 502-494-4539  

Epiphany Catholic Church
Sharon Allen
Dot Poppe

Holy Trinity Church
Susie Babin

Maple Mount  

Ursuline Motherhouse
Sr. Marie Julie Fecher, OSU


St. Catharine  

Dominican Motherhouse
Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP


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Upcoming Events

Ongoing Saturday Morning Prayer at Cor Unum

  Date: Every Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  Includes: Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer and Scripture Study
  The Scripture Study: DVD presentation and discussion.
  Location: Cor Unum Spiritual Center
1908 Tyler Lane, Louisville, KY
  Contact: Elayne Roose 502-451-1738

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

  Presenter: Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP
  Location: Earth & Spirit Center Barn
1924 Newburg Road
Louisville, Ky. 40205
  Choose your workshop time: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  Cost: $60
In cases of financial hardship, discounted rates are available; please call or email to request financial assistance.
  Registration: by PHONE - call Earth & Spirit Center, 502-452-2749, and make payment with credit card
or ONLINE - as noted below

Contemplative Outreach of Louisville is pleased to collaborate with
Earth and Spirit Center in offering this Introductory Workshop.

Please visit their website for further information:
Click on “School of Meditation”, scroll down to Centering Prayer Workshop

Annual Enrichment Weekend

  Date: October 5 & 6, 2018
  Theme: Transformed by LOVE, Contemplation and the Spiritual Life
  Presenter: Fr. Jack Conley, CP
  Schedule: Mystery presentation
Friday, October 5, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ursuline Campus Library, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky.
Donations accepted

Ambiguity and Paradox presentations
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - (Please Register with Elayne Roose )
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ursuline Campus Library, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky.
Cost: $25.
Catered lunch included
    Download flyer for a description of
Mystery, Ambiguity and Paradox presentations

Living Flame II - A National Level Formation Program

This follow up series to Living Flame I is seven full-day offerings of in-depth spiritual study presented over several months by commissioned presenters of various national Service Teams of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.

  Location: St. Albert the Great Parish Life Complex,
1395 Girard Drive, Louisville,
Ky. 40222
  Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Date: Nov. 3, Dec.1, 2018 and Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Mar. 30 and Apr. 27, 2019
  Program fee: $250.
  Contact: Judy Sharer /
Jan Carter /
    Download brochure for further information and registration

Centering Prayer Intensive/Post Intensive 7 Day Retreat

  Location: Knobs Haven Retreat Center
Nerinx, Ky.
  Date: June 24 - 30, 2019
  Cost: $450.
  Contact: Sharon Allen /
    Download brochure for further information and registration


Prayer Groups .:. Events .:. Our History

Our History

Contemplative Outreach of Louisville is a local chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Founded in 1984 through the leadership of Fr. Thomas Keating, Contemplative Outreach is a worldwide spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel through the practice of daily Centering Prayer.

In 1993, Centering Prayer group facilitator Ruth Dundon, relocated to Kentucky and met with others who had attended a Centering Prayer workshop lead by Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Fr. Carl Arico in Louisville. A Centering Prayer group was formed and later the same year, CO of Kentucky. In an effort to more clearly indicate our location, our chapter was renamed Contemplative Outreach of Louisville in March, 2018.

Centering Prayer group members are supported through a variety of chapter services: Days of Enrichment and Formation, Introductory Programs, Centering Prayer Retreats and The Newsletter (monthly eNews). Books and DVDs related to Centering Prayer are available at Cor Unum Spiritual Center, 1908 Tyler Lane, Louisville.

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