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June 13, 2018—June 17, 2018

Into Unity Consciousness: The Christian Contemplative Journey

A limited number of Angell Foundation Scholarships for Healthcare Workers and Educators, as well as general scholarships for those with financial need, is available. Scholarships are partially funded by Contemplative Outreach with a generous matching grant. Apply here.

A time apart to listen, to reflect, to be still and come to know deeply that the Christian contemplative journey is about opening and consenting to the divine presence and action in a process of interior transformation. One’s way of seeing reality changes in this process and a restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers one to perceive, relate and respond to everyday life with increasing sensitivity to the divine presence in, through and beyond everything that happens.

A silent retreat that includes:

  • Recent works by Fr. Thomas Keating, including God is Love: The Heart of All Creation and That We May Be One: Christian Non-Duality. This will be the first time That We May Be One: Christian Non-Duality will be presented in a retreat.
  • Contemplative teachings on higher levels of consciousness, Christian non-duality and the capacity to see God in everything
  • 3-1/2 hours of Centering Prayer daily in common
  • Celebration of the Eucharist 
  • The practice of Lectio Divina
  • Daily prayerful movement/yoga 
  • Opportunity to meet individually  with retreat leaders for spiritual companioning
  • Silence and solitude

This retreat will be held in silence.


Fr. Carl Arico is a founding member of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. and a member of the Gift Committee which is entrusted with works of Fr. Thomas Keating. He is an editor and contributor of the Contemplative Life Program, the Heartfulness, The Gift of Life, God is Love and the newly-released That We May Be One series. He is well-known and beloved for his gift of transmitting teachings on the spiritual journey in a down to earth, practical, compassionate and sometimes humorous manner. 

Mary Anne Best serves as finance and development director of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. overseeing the stewardship of financial resources and fundraising to support programs and offerings.  Mary Anne also is an editor and coordinator for the development of new works of Fr. Thomas Keating, organizes and directs Centering Prayer retreats, and is a principal writer for online courses and the Contemplative Life Program (CLP).  She is a member and trustee of a contemplative Christian community in Austin, Texas; mother and grandmother of two beloved grandchildren; and enjoys the silence, walking, yoga, nature, and travel with beloveds to faraway places.

Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler is a founding member and served as President and executive director of Contemplative Outreach over her thirty-three year career. She chaired the Gift Committee which is entrusted with works of Fr. Thomas Keating.  She was an editor and contributor of the Contemplative Life Program, and the Heartfulness, The Gift of Life and God is Love series. Gail has authored numerous articles on the contemplative life and was one of the principal writers for the online course offerings.  Gail retired from her position with Contemplative Outreach in December 2016 and continues her work as an international speaker and retreat director focusing on contemplative living and practice.   


Contemplative Outreach is providing a matching scholarship for a limited number of partial scholarship award recipients.

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