Contemplative Outreach of
New Jersey

Therese Saulnier
Bayonne, NJ  201-436-8256

Events

Contemplative Enrichment Program

You are invited to participate in the Contemplative Enrichment Program for those practicing Centering Prayer. Each day’s program includes periods of Centering Prayer, conferences on the subject matter, and time for small group discussion.

Prerequisite: A Daily Practice of Centering Prayer  
When: Saturdays 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Gathering, Coffee & Registration – 9:00 am
Please bring a brown bag lunch
 
October 6, 2018 Reacquainting Yourself to You Through
Pranayama and Mindfulness
Lou Segura
November 3, 2018 To Pray Without Words Sr. Anita M. Constance, SC
January 5, 2019 Contemplative Discernment Maureen Hanley
February 2, 2019 The Cry of the Father in Our Hearts Fr. Michael Davitti, SX
March 2, 2019 The Beginning of Wisdom is Fear of the
Lord (Sir 1:12)
Fr. Joseph Jurasek, OFM
April 6, 2019 Contemplative Drumming Through Lent Barbara Woodzell
Additional Date    
December 15, 2018 Advent Day of Prayer Fr. Carl Arico
When: Benedictine Center at St. Walburga Monastery
851 N. Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
The Monastery is accessible by bus from NYC
 
Fee: $150 for all 6 sessions
includes registration fee for Advent Day of Prayer (normally $30)
$115 for all 6 sessions (seniors)
includes registration fee for Advent Day of Prayer (normally $20)
$30 – registration fee for a single session
$20 – registration fee for a single session – seniors
 

Payment Options

  1. Pay in full ($150; $115 - Seniors ) by October 6th with completed registration form to hold your space
  2. $75- deposit ($50 deposit for Senior Citizens) due by October 6th with completed registration form to hold your space. Remainder due January 5th.

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For further information, contact Therese Saulnier, (Evenings and Weekends)

Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel
Cedar Knolls, NJ

Deepen your personal relationship with God and His presence within you through the blessings of Centering Prayer...

AN INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER

A Workshop Presented by Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019, 9 AM – 12 PM
(Registration and Coffee and... beginning at 8:30 AM)

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of experiencing God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God.

The workshop will include presentations, discussion
and opportunities to practice Centering Prayer

Follow-Up: 6 weeks of Continuing Sessions of the Introductory Workshop will be held at ND to help support and deepen your prayer practice.

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Please note there is a $5 suggested donation to help cover costs for materials and hospitality. For more information and to register, please contact Carol Schindler at or call .

AN INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER

Saturday March 9, 2019

Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we receive God’s pres- ence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This workshop is an opportunity to be introduced to or to renew your prayer practice—to be with God beyond concepts, words and images, listen- ing with “the ear of the heart.”

Facilitator: Patty Creech and Maureen Handly
$40 suggested fee
9:30 AM—2:30 PM
Saturday March 9, 2019

Register by March 2, 2019


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Centering Prayer Retreat: Welcoming Prayer

St. Joseph Retreat Center
850 Hyland Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305
April 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Facilitated by Therese Saulnier

Arrival Friday 4:00 PM, Departure Sunday 2:00 PM
Fee: $250 Single Occupant $200 Double Occupant
(A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due one week prior to retreat.)
To register or inquire about the retreat contact St. Joseph Retreat Center:
www.daughtersofdivinecharity.org - -

Therese Saulnier is a long standing member of Contemplative Outreach. She will lead us in the Welcoming Prayer. This is a prayer to be said throughout the day to open to God’s presence and action in our daily activities. Through the prayer we become aware of and acknowledge our feelings. We welcome the indwelling spirit to work in our souls and then surrender and let go. The Welcoming Prayer is used in conjunction with the practice of Centering Prayer. There will also be centering prayer periods during the retreat.

What is the Welcoming Prayer?

The Welcoming Prayer is a contemplative practice of consenting to God’s presence and action in the physical and emotional engagements of daily life, particularly those that bring stress or pain. Developed by Mary Mrozowski, one of the founders of Contemplative Outreach, it is offered as a way to move from compulsively reacting to mindfully and prayerfully responding to all situations — welcoming, in trust, the presence of the Sacred through intentional awareness of our senses and our bodies’ reactions.

The Welcoming Prayer can empower us to take appropriate action as freely and lovingly as possible in any situation that presents itself in our lives. This weekend includes information on the conceptual background of the Welcoming Prayer, instruction in the process, opportunities to experience the Welcoming Prayer, times of Centering Prayer, times for conversation and times of silence.

Experience with Centering Prayer is suggested for participants.

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Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

At Loyola Jesuit Center
161 James Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Fee: $200 - $225 (as you can pay)
Partial scholarships available

The retreat includes conferences, renewal of the Method of Centering Prayer and several periods of Centering Prayer each day in an atmosphere of silence. Bedrooms are private; bathrooms are shared.

Prerequisite: A daily Centering Prayer practice
Staff: Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey Leadership Team
For further information, contact: Therese Saulnier
or

To register for the retreat, complete and mail the form in the flyer with a check for the $50 nonrefundable deposit made out to “Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey”

 

 

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