Come join us for our community celebration.  There will be opportunities for Centering Prayer, meeting old friends and enjoy a catered breakfast. There is no cost for this event but space is limited. Registration is required by September 1, 2018 RSVP to Ardy at

Program Details

September 15. 2018

Welcome and Gathering 8:30 am

Breakfast and Program 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Our Mother of Confidence Church

3131 Governor Drive

San Diego, California 92122

Free will offering accepted


Three Centering Prayer Workshops with 6 week follow-up sessions in the San Diego Area:

Centering Prayer is a method of Christian Meditation designed to heal the wounds of a life and opens one’s mind and heart to the Divine Presence within.  If you have never attended a Centering Prayer Workshop and have a desire to learn this silent prayer choose one of the Workshops listed below:

Saturday September 22, 20198

Point Loma Presbyterian Church

2128 Chatsworth Drive, Point Loma California 92107

From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Contact Karen Downs at


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Our Mother of Confidence Church

3131 Governor Drive, SD California 92122

From 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Contact Cristina Romero at


North County

Saturday September 22, 2018

Hope Lutheran Church

29043 Vallejo Temecula California

From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

contact Gail Carr 1-760-390-2076

 Seven Day Centering Prayer Retreat

   April 1st– April 7, 2019

Intensive -Post Intensive Retreat

The Intensive-Post Intensive Retreats provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of profound silence and community support. There are six 30-minute Centering Prayer periods daily. An established centering prayer practice is high recommended. The retreat begins Monday April 1st with dinner at 6pm and ends Sunday April 7th mid-morning with the closing session. The fee of $680 includes the retreat, meals and overnight accommodations.   Reservations are limited and will be taken in the order in which they are received. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required with registration.

 To register for this event click on the spy glass  in the upper right corner  of the home page and type in registration form click on it and print.  

For more information, contact: Kathy Di Fede 619-840-3781



Contemplative Outreach North County

Weekend Centering Prayer Retreat

October 19, to October 21, 2018

Prince of Peace Abbey Oceanside California

Cost $200 includes single room or double occupancy. $50 non-refundable deposit required.

Registration: Make check payable to CONSD 908 Via Linda , Escondido Ca 92029.

For more information contact Sue Hagen 760-745-8860 or




For 30 years Contemplative Outreach has been dedicated to transmitting the living tradition of the Contemplative Christian Heritage through the teachings of Father Thomas Keating and through programs and offerings that support the contemplative life. The primary purpose of Contemplative Outreach of San Diego is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and its immediate conceptual background. If you are interested in having a Centering Prayer workshop at your church, community, or organization, contact Karen Downs, We are available weekends and weekdays.


The purpose of the Half-Day of Prayer is to provide spiritual and moral support to members of the COSD community who have attended a Centering Prayer introductory workshop and are actively practicing this prayer form. This activity is generally sponsored by a COSD prayer group and is provided in a facility during a three hour period on Saturday mornings. The format includes two periods of Centering Prayer and a spiritual presentation with group discussion.


Retreats provide an environment conducive to spiritual growth for persons who have attended an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer. Generally the retreats are three days of silence with five to seven periods of Centering Prayer each day. Personal spiritual direction is provided and a group dialogue is held on the final day.

In a retreat setting the length of the periods of Centering Prayer can be extended. Lengthening or multiplying periods of Centering Prayer can help to deepen the experience of interior silence and promote the grow in intimacy with God.  There are 3-day, 5- day and 8-day retreats offered locally and nationally.