Centering Prayer Retreats & Upcoming Programs

September 19-26 2020


Nebraska Contemplative Outreach and Contemplative Outreach-Kansas City are collaborating on an 8-DAY RETREAT offered at Saint Benedict Center in Schulyer Nebraska—about 90 minutes northwest of Omaha.

Join us as we contemplate the meaning of the The Cloud of Unknowing.

How do we understand it, experience it, live it?

Our retreat starts Saturday, September 19th at 6:15PM with dinner. Room check-in is after 4PM but you are welcome to come anytime that day to familiarize yourself with the center.

We will conclude Saturday, September 26th after the noon meal.

In preparation for the retreat you may want to consider reading The Cloud of Unknowing written by an anonymous author in the Middle Ages.

Single room, all meals and programming will be provided for $650.

Register at

After payment is made, please email with the following information:
Name, address, phone, email, arrival time, departure time, and previous silent retreat experience.

Deadline is Sept. 1, 2020

The Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City and other organizations offer programs featuring national and local speakers and Centering Prayer retreats.  If you sign up for our emails, we’ll let you know when new Kansas City area programs are coming.

Join Us for Our Next Silent Saturday!

March 28th, 2020

Check-in at 9:00 am, with Silence from 9:15 to 11:30 am
Suggested donation: $10

Sanctuary of Hope
2601 Ridge Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102

We’ll have five 20-minute periods of centering prayer with brief breaks in between. Space is limited.

Please email us at to let us know you’re coming.

2020 SILENT SATURDAYS: (4th Saturday of each month)

March 28th
April 25th
May 23rd


Saturday, May 23 | 1 – 4 p.m
Sophia Center
751 South 8th Street
Atchison, KS 66002
with Sharon Highberger

As a commissioned Contemplative Outreach facilitator, Sharon highberger offers a simple meditation method as an 11th Step practice for all those in 12 Step fellowships.

This simple method of contemplative prayer opens the mind and heart to the Higher Power:

for those who wish to start a meditation practice
for those who want supportive information for their practice
for anyone interested in deepening their current meditation practice
This workshop will provide you with a simple practice enhanced with 12 step wisdom approved for our use by AA.

Free-will offering. Registration required. Register by May 13. Register online or call 913.360.6173.

Sharon Highberger is a chaplain, grief counselor, spiritual director, author and a Benedictine oblate of Mount St. Scholastica.


The workshop begins at 9am and ends at 12:30pm on Sat., Oct. 17, 2020 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1503 Tracy Ave, Excelsior Springs. Gathering begins at 8:30. The workshop is at the lower level of the church, parking in back. Call the church to register:  816-630-6659, ext. 4. Leave a message. Deadline to register:  Oct. 15. The presenter is Rob Carr from Contemplative Outreach Kansas City. The workshop is open to everyone. 

Are you interested in scheduling a workshop or retreat at your location?

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