Contemplative Outreach of
New Jersey

Therese Saulnier
Bayonne, NJ  201-436-8256


July 20, 2019
St. Walburga Monastery, 851 North Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ

Registration and coffee: 9:00 A.M. - Program starts at 9:30 A.M.

The program will include two periods of Centering Prayer, followed by a performance, Q&A, short lunch break and reflection

Please bring a bag lunch

Fee: $30; Seniors: $20

For further information about this event contact Therese Saulnier at or

“A powerful interplay between the true self (who I am), the false self (who I project myself to be or the only self I know myself to be) and the voice of Thomas Merton (a voice of wisdom) challenging me to be the self I am called to be – the transformed self. Superbly acted, mirroring the complexity of the human person, celebrating the role of the wisdom person who we need to meet in our lives. Doug challenges us to find that person.” Fr. Carl Arico

“Doug’s ability to weave Merton’s brilliance into his own life experience is professional, moving and insightful” Teresa Scott

“Doug Lory has created a contemporary Seven Story Mountain in theatrical form” Dr. Carol Joyce

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Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey
Presents a Centering Prayer Day

June 22, 2019
9:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M.

The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity Parish Center, Westfield, NJ

You are invited to a day of prayer with multiple periods of Centering Prayer, silent time, a viewing of a contemplative video, and a discussion of the video.

There will be a silent break from 11:30 A.M. until 12 Noon. Please bring a light lunch or snack. Beverages will be provided.

A free will offering is requested.

Please contact Therese Saulnier at 201.436.8256 or at to indicate the number of people who will be attending.

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Nine Month Course

The Practice and Deepening of Contemplative Living

September 2019 – June 2020

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Cathy McCarthy, Sr. Peggy Murphy and Therese Saulnier

This Nine-Month Course enables one to practice contemplative living according to one’s own lifestyle. Formation is offered in contemplative prayer, lifestyle and activity through:

The ongoing process of the Course provides an environment in which to integrate contemplative practices into one’s life. This integration is accomplished, in part, by opening to God as a community and consenting to God’s presence and action individually and communally.

The Course meets one weekend a month from September 2019 through June 2020 and is presented by Nine Month Course staff.

Each weekend includes a review of the previous month’s practice(s), soul-friending, Centering Prayer, conferences, sharing and rest. Each month’s theme is supported by a Spiritual Counsel and Prayer Practice(s).

About St. Lawrence Retreat Center

The St. Lawrence Retreat Center is located on 25 beautiful acres in Beacon, NY, just one and one-half hours north of New York City. The center is off Route I-84, and is accessible to Stewart Airport and the Beacon, NY train station. The newly renovated, fully accessible facility has an elevator, wide hallways and flat, easily walkable grounds, ensuring that people of all ages and physical abilities can enjoy this sacred space.

The Center can accommodate up to 20 guests, including handicap accessible rooms and bathrooms. Every room has a private bathroom and individual climate control. St. Lawrence Retreat Center is a ministry of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars.

For information about dates and costs download the brochure

To apply download the application



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