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March 9, 2019

One Day Workshop

A Day of Remembrance

 Remembering Fr Thomas Keating

Prince of Peace Catholic Church
St James Hall
5100 W Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX  75093

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

begins at 9:00 AM

Join us for a day of centering prayer and remembering our spiritual
leader Fr Thomas Keating who recently left this earthly world.

We believe one could see and feel the powerful presence of God in Thomas wherever he went.  His visit to Dallas in 2001 resulted in the formation of Contemplative Outreach of Dallas and Fort Worth and later it became an official chapter.  The seeds he planted about contemplative prayer and centering prayer practice in our community are still sprouting to this day.  Thomas was more than a teacher of prayer; he was deeply respectful, kind, and generous.

Thomas was a lover of silence and believed in its power to bring us to transforming union with God.  Both prophet and priest, he writes, "We feel that our prayer is not just a privatized journey, but is having a significant effect in the world.  We can pour into the world the love that the spirit gives us in prayer.  We can plead for the divine mercy for those parts of the world that are being torn to pieces by war and violence.  This violence has to be repaired.  This is an imbalance that needs the kind of love that is born in the interior silence as we let go of ourselves and allow God to be God in us."

The day will consist of centering prayer and feature the video, Rising Tide of Silence, a movie about the life of Thomas Keating.  The day will also include a candle lighting ceremony commemorating Fr Thomas’ life, a pot luck style mid-day meal and a short teaching video featuring Fr Thomas.

A Free Will offering accepted at the door

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Directions to St James Hall

Important items to keep in mind to make this day a success.

1.  Please bring a food platter to share for our mid-day lunch.

Suggestions:  sliced meat or cheese plate, rolls/bread, potato salad, pasta salad, fruit plate, veggie plate, or deserts (pie, cake, cookies).

Please bring serving utensils as needed.

2.  Coffee, hot water for tea & bottled water provided.

3.  Write on a slip of paper a phrase or sentence of how you remember Fr Thomas.

4.  Bring a small votive candle to the workshop.

 Email Sandy for additional information


March 23, 2019

One Day Workshop


The Tree of Life


Kess Frey, Lecturer and Author

St Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church
6525 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75209

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

The Qabalistic Tree of Life comes to us from “the secret wisdom of Israel” that was known to Jesus and the Old Testament prophets.  It is a map of consciousness, God’s creation, and the individual soul.  As such, this mystical Tree may serve as a model of the inner work of healing and transformation the divine presence and action carries out in us through our practice of Centering Prayer and the gift of “resting in God.”

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Complete Details


May 14 - 19, 2019

Six-Day Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat


Retreat Director, Fr Bill Sheehan, OMI

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House
600 N Shady Shores Dr
Lake Dallas, Texas  75065

An Invitation to Deepen Your Centering Prayer Practice.  Plan to attend this special silent retreat in Spring.  The retreat is designed for those with experience in Centering Prayer and interested in deepening their spiritual practice away from ordinary life in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community.

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Complete Details

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for tentative Retreat Schedule and Information about Montserrat Retreat House.

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for Directions to the Retreat House and Layout of Retreat Center Grounds.


Email Sandy for more information about the above events

Events Hosted by Neighboring Chapters

Austin Chapter -- Heart of Texas Contemplative Outreach

San Antonio Chapter -- Contemplative Outreach

Don't forget to view pictures from some of the Dallas Chapter's recent events!

The chapter's Event Planning Team, is looking for suggestions for new conference or workshop topics, speakers and retreat leaders.  Email your suggestions to Michelle -- she welcomes your input.  Please limit suggestions to the general subject of contemplative spirituality and meditation.

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