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UNITED IN PRAYER DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2018

Dedicated to Healing Violence

We are pleased to celebrate the annual worldwide United in Prayer Day, featuring periods of Centering
Prayer and teachings from Sr. Margaret (Meg) Funk and Fr. Thomas Keating.
 

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
1555 Windmill Pointe Rd, Palm Harbor
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (Welcome and Registration 8:30 a.m.)
Contact Tom Smith:  tas10000@aol.com or 727-415-6753
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
2506 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota

9:00 a.m. to Noon  (Welcome and Registration 8:30 a.m.)
Call the parish office at 941-923-1691
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Other locations will be posted as they are announced.
A DAY OF REFLECTION
on Thomas Merton

Facilitated by Dr. Rickey Cotton
Hosted by the Benedictine Sisters of Florida

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holy Name Monastery
St. Leo, FL

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE!
INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
PRESENTER FORMATION RETREAT
AUGUST 17-19, 2018

HOLY NAME MONASTERY
ST. LEO, FLORIDA
Facilitated by Stephen and Christine Hoffman
    One significant way that the gift of Centering Prayer has been taught and communicated is
through Introductory Workshops.  Over the years, this Introductory Workshop has continued to be
shaped and given personal guidance from Fr. Thomas Keating and administered through
Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.  Once a daily practice of Centering Prayer has become a part of one's
daily life, going through the formation process to become a Commissioned Presenter offers a way to
deepen one's personal practice and share it with others in a variety of settings.

 Stephen and Christine Hoffman, Commissioned Presenters, are offering a local formation
opportunity under the mentorship of a member of Contemplative Outreach's service team. This
formation process has been shaped so that it is as accessible as possible, and provides an opportunity
for one's experience of God's love to be deepened. It is offered in a spirit of love and gratitude for all
that has been shared with us.

 The Presenter Formation will be conducted in an atmosphere of prayer at Holy Name Monastery in
St Leo, Florida, in their recently completed retreat center.  It will begin on Friday, 17 August 2018 at
11:00 AM concluding no later than 3:30 PM on Sunday 19 August.   Space is limited so early
registration is strongly advised.  There will be a waiting list.

Complete details, including cost, available assistance, and application form can be
accessed here.

Contemplative Outreach plans to offer this training periodically.  Any questions should be directed to
stephen_palmetto@earthlink.net
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About Meg Funk:  Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, a long-time friend of Contemplative Outreach, is the
author of the five books of the "Matter Series" published by Liturgical Press:
Thoughts Matter, Tools
Matter
, Humility Matters, Lectio Divina Matters and Discernment Matters. In late spring 2018,
Liturgical Press will release her newest book,
Renouncing Violence. This book is about the practice
of shifting harm to healing in oneself from the perspective of the monastic tradition.