All Things Contemplative

Episode 3: Organization or Organism?: The Story of Contemplative Outreach with Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler

October 12, 2020 Ron Barnett
All Things Contemplative
Episode 3: Organization or Organism?: The Story of Contemplative Outreach with Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler
Show Notes

Gail, now retired, was the president of Contemplative Outreach Ltd. (CO) for 33 years. CO is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Christian Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites its international, interdenominational community.

Gail shares the story of how CO was formed under the guidance of monk and priest Thomas Keating, grew into a far reaching non-profit, and has introduced thousands of people to the contemplative practice of centering prayer, a type of non-verbal meditation. She describes the influence of Keating for CO, guidelines for the centering prayer practice, and how contemplative principles such as servant leadership have guided CO through the decades.

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