Contemplative Outreach of
New Jersey

Therese Saulnier
Bayonne, NJ  201-436-8256


Contemplative Enrichment Program

You are invited to participate in the Contemplative Enrichment Program for those practicing Centering Prayer. Each day’s program includes periods of Centering Prayer, conferences on the subject matter, and time for small group discussion.

Prerequisite A Daily Practice of Centering Prayer  
When Saturdays 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Gathering, Coffee & Registration – 9:00 am
Please bring a brown bag lunch
October 5, 2019 The Evolving of Your Brain and Spiritual Life Dr. Charlotte Tomaino
November 2, 2019 Holy Partnership: Couples Therapy for the Soul Christopher Hyde, PhD
January 4, 2020 The Forgiveness Prayer Therese M. Saulnier
February 1, 2020 Growing In Holiness Through the Five Universal Shapes Sr. Mary Jo Kearns, RSM
March 7, 2020 Contemporary Contemplatives and Paul's Philippians Fr. Anthony Randazzo
April 4, 2020 Being a Presence for Peace: Benedictine Hospitality and Community Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaino
Additional Date
December 21, 2019 Advent Day of Prayer Fr. Carl Arico
Where Benedictine Center at St. Walburga Monastery
851 N. Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
The Monastery is accessible by bus from NYC
Fee $150 for all 6 sessions
includes registration fee for Advent Day of Prayer (normally $30)

$115 for all 6 sessions (seniors)
includes registration fee for Advent Day of Prayer (normally $20)

$30 – registration fee for a single session
$20 – registration fee for a single session – seniors
Payment Options
  1. Pay in full ($150; $115 - Seniors ) by October 5th with completed registration form to hold your space
  2. $75- deposit ($50 deposit for Senior Citizens) due by October 5th with completed registration form to hold your space. Remainder due January 4th.

For further information, contact Therese Saulnier, (Evenings and Weekends)

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Church of the Assumption

29 Jefferson Ave

Emerson, NJ

Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 A.M.– 12 Noon; Arrival – 8:30 A.M.

“When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.” MT (6:6)

Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer based on the wisdom saying of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. It prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer in which we receive God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other types of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. Centering Prayer is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship – a movement beyond conversation, to communion.

Join us in this introductory workshop to learn about – and experience -- the practice of centering prayer. Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners wanting to refresh their practice.

Presenter: Maureen Hanley, Contemplative Outreach
For information, contact:
Cynthia Allen, ,

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