Welcome!

Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey is a community of individuals and prayer groups who practice centering prayer. We teach centering prayer and offer events and educational programs to support those who practice centering prayer. We also teach other practices that promote a deepening of our relationship with God and support all of us attempting to live the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in daily life. All are welcome at our gatherings whether in person or on Zoom. We are a chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., a global interdenominational spiritual network founded by Fr. Thomas Keating, Fr. Carl Arico, and others.

Upcoming events

Monthly Centering Prayer Mini-Intensives

First Saturdays, from 8 am to 9:15 am, via Zoom

Next: Saturday, October 2

Two 20-minute periods of centering prayer separated by a 5-min contemplative walk followed by Lectio Divina and discussion.

Zoom room opens about 7:45-7:50 am; please enter in silence.

Click here for more information and here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8898551069?pwd=bFVSZFptcUZRcGpuRCtBVVZiR2YzZz09

Monthly Enrichment Saturdays

October through April, 9:30 am to 3 pm at St. Walburga’s Monastery, 851 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Next: October 16, 2021

Barbara Woodzell, “Finding Presence in Drumming Chanting”

Fee: $20/session or $115 for the seven-session series. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. There is no charge for members of vowed religious communities.

Register here and pay here