Contemplative Outreach of
New Jersey


Centering Prayer Mini-Intensives

First Saturdays from 8 am to 9:15 am

Next: Saturday, October 2nd

Two ~20-minute periods of centering prayer separated by a 5-min contemplative walk followed by lectio divina and discussion

Virtual via Zoom; Zoom room opens about 7:45-7:50 am; please enter in silence.

“Within the stillness of silence, God speaks to the heart”

–sign at St. Joseph’s Abbey, Spencer, MA

Link to join

Meeting ID: 889 855 1069

Passcode: 601121

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A Tribute to Therese Saulnier

Our founding chapter coordinator, Therese Saulnier, died of pancreatic cancer on April 5, 2021. Therese created our chapter out of nothing and seeded the practice of centering prayer throughout New Jersey and well beyond. She leaves a legacy of people whose lives have been transformed by knowing her. She mentored me and many others in how to share the practices that have changed our lives.

Fr. Carl Arico gave a tribute to Therese at our chapter’s half-day enrichment program on April 17, 2021, available here.

Therese served Contemplative Outreach Ltd. in many capacities in addition to being New Jersey chapter coordinator. She chaired the Welcoming Prayer Service Team, which shared a tribute to her:

To quote the team’s tribute: “A certain spiritual transmission takes place during presentations of the introductory and formation workshops,” Thomas Keating wrote in 2016….Therese was a transmitter….”

--Eileen McCaffrey Schuman



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Coordinating Team

RitaMarie Cimini, Facilitator Support


Mary Jebara, Introductory Program


Barbara Sherry, Enrichment Events


Eileen McCaffrey Schuman, Coordinator