Introductory Workshop on Lectio Divina for Advent

Part I on Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 10AM - Noon

Part II on Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 10AM - Noon

Lectio Divina is an ancient contemplative way of praying the Scriptures.  Finding time each day to ponder the Scriptures, to listen attentively with the ear of the heart and to allow the Word of God to speak to us, leads us to discover the deeper meaning of Scripture and opens us to a deeper intimacy with God.  Reflection on the Word imprints the Word on one’s heart and slowly changes the way one perceives reality and how we respond to daily life.  It puts us in touch with the very ground of our being, where we are one with God’s Spirit within us.  The transforming power of Lectio Divina frees us from our falsity and slowly draws us into our truth in the light of God’s Word.  Over time we are shaped into the word of God we were created to be.

Please reserve a space by registering with Frederic at to receive the link to the Zoom meetings and to receive the workshop's electronic handouts.

This workshop is being offered free of charge by Contemplative Outreach Northern Nevada. Therese Coen, a commissioned presenter with Contemplative Outreach, will facilitate the workshop.


"Be still, and know that
   I am God."  Psalm 46:10

Days of Reflection, Retreats
About Us
Centering Prayer

This is a group focused on the contemplative dimension of life and Centering Prayer.


We welcome you to community if you have attended an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer or if you are visiting the northern Nevada area and have an established Centering Prayer practice. We hold several introductory workshops each year.

Centering Prayer follows Jesus's teaching (Matthew 6:6): "If you want to pray, enter your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Centering Prayer is resting in God.


Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.

Prayer Groups

We hold several introductory workshops and days of reflection each year. During Lent we meet at Lake Tahoe for a three-day silent retreat.

We have several prayer groups that meet weekly in northern Nevada:

  • Two groups in Carson City on Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings

  • Three groups in Reno on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and every other Friday evening

  • A group in Gardnerville on Tuesday evenings


We email monthly newsletters giving our members updates on our prayer groups, workshops, days of reflection, and annual retreats. We also share information on events sponsored by Contemplative Outreach and on the practice of Centering Prayer.


These are links that will help you on your spiritual journey and the practice of Centering Prayer.

True Self

The fundamental goodness of human nature, like the mystery of the Trinity, Grace, and the Incarnation, is an essential element of Christian faith.


Our basic core of goodness is our true Self. Its center of gravity is God.


These are Scripture passages that allude to the practice of Centering Prayer.