Centering Prayer Retreats & Upcoming Programs

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.

2018 Silent Saturdays:

January 13

February 10

March 10

April 14

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 6

November 10

December 15

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.

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Friday March 9, 2018 (5:00 pm) to Sunday March 11, 2018 (Noon)

Sophia Center (Atchison, KS)

Registration Fee: $265 (2 nights lodging + 5 meals)

Register NOW at


Praying with the Mystics

Experiencing Quiet Prayer (Lent 2018)

Presented by Sr. Theresa Elias, OSB

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (2 E. 75th Street, KC, MO)

Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20

Wednesday mornings 10:00 am to 11:30 am

February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

This six-week series features the teachings of the Christian mystics on prayer and the guided practice of Quiet (Centering) Prayer. You need to have a basic introduction to Centering Prayer or meditation and have engaged in at least a beginning practice.

February 13/14: The Cloud of Unknowing

February 20/21: Julian of Norwich

February 27/28: Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross

March 6/7: Contemplative Prayer and Inner Healing

March 13/14: Lectio Divina

March 20/21: Thomas Merton: Contemplation in a World of Action

Space is limited so call or email before registering: (816) 561-6855 or

Suggested donation: $100 (a $15 deposit assures your registration)


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

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