At Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico our primary purpose is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and to offer practices that bring its fruits into daily life. We offer Centering Prayer workshops, prayer days, retreats and formation programs. Our programs are designed to present the richness of the Christian Contemplative Heritage in an updated and accessible format.

Centering Prayer is drawn from our Christian Contemplative Heritage, notably the Fathers and Mothers of the Desert, the monastic practice of Lectio Divina, the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing and the writings of St. John of the Cross, and Saint Teresa of Avila. Centering Prayer was distilled into a simple method of prayer in the 1970's by three Trappist monks; Thomas Keating, Basil Pennington and William Menninger.
Scripture references include;
“When you pray Go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret…….”  Matthew 6;6
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

Coordinator: Denise Tierney

Team Members

  Virginia McGirk   505-306-9227
  Mark Ladd   505-506-4678 

Santa Fe:
   Susan Rush   505-930-1777
   Frances Kean   505-466-4222
     12-Step Outreach
   Jim Bailey    505-310-8372

Los Alamos:
   Rose Martin   505-490-0445



Contemplative Outreach
of New Mexico

is under the guidance of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., a world wide spiritual network. Contemplative Outreach was established to bring this ancient prayer practice out of the monastic milieu to those in our contemporary society.

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