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.

Join Us for Our Next Silent Saturday!

November 23rd, 2019

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.

2019 SILENT SATURDAYS: (4th Saturday of each month)

November 23rd

December 28th

January 25th


Consider joining Susan Carroll, Sister Elena Mack, SCL and Sister Barbara Wieseler, SCL as they facilitate a 4-session workshop on “The Power of Silence –Centering Prayer”.  Sessions will be held:  Sundays — Nov. 3, & 10 from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. at the Cathedral Chapel of Saint Peter, 409 N 15th Street, Kansas City, KS.  Register by October 10:  email or call/text 913-680-9251.  Cost:  $10.00

Centering Prayer, often called the prayer of the Heart, is a way of allowing the Spirit to draw one to a deepened relationship with God.  The church has a long tradition of contemplative prayer.  In our contemporary times, this form of prayer has become transformative for many. 


The workshop begins at 9am and ends at 12:30pm on Sat., Oct. 26, 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. 23. The presenter is Carolyn Stuhlsatz from Contemplative Outreach Saint Louis. The workshop is open to everyone.

September 19-26 2020


8 day centering prayer retreat at Saint Benedict’s Center Schuyler Nebraska co sponsored by Nebraska Contemplative Outreach and Contemplative Outreach Kansas City.  Registration is $650.  Space is limited. 

To place your early reservation (this does not commit you at this time) for this event send your email and phone contact information to  Deposit and payment information will be forthcoming.


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