A “Video Retreat” Courtesy of Contemplative Outreach Chicago


On October 29, 2022 I led an online retreat day for my friends at Contemplative Outreach of Chicago. We had a wonderful day of reflection, which was called Centering Prayer and the Mystical Imagination.

We explored how silence and imaginative prayer are complementary pathways to a deepening spiritual life. Our time together included two sessions of Centering Prayer, along with some imaginative exercises, a few presentations from me, and some wonderful conversation with the participants at the live event.

The retreat day was recorded, and we have decided to make it freely available to anyone who wishes to watch. So here it is! I hope if you want to take some time for a mini retreat day of your own, that this might be a helpful resource for you.

Also, click here to download the PDF of quotations and prayers from this retreat: Centering Prayer and the Mystical Imagination Handout.

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Many blessings!


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Carl McColman

Soul Friend and Storyteller. Lay Cistercian, Centering Prayer Presenter, Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Speaker, Teacher, Retreat Leader.

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