Living out God's Call to Relationship

February 24, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Steve Standiford


God calls us into relationship with Himself, with one another and with all of Creation.  That call is not just once and for all.  Rather, it evolves as we grow and open ourselves to the divine presence.  How do we know what God's call is for us today?  What is the result of the evolution of God consciousness that manifests in our everyday life from following God’s call?

Offering: $65

Please register below.

Contemplative Experience with Learning format
8:30 - Sign-in opens at meeting space 
9:00 - Welcome and breakfast snacks (30 mins) 
9:30 - Prayer, Community Check-in and Introduction to theme of that day (20 mins)
9:50 - Centering Prayer (30 mins) 
10:20 - Contemplative Walk (Optional) (10 mins) 
10:30 - Centering Prayer (30 mins) 
11:00 - Silent Break (15 mins) 
11:15 - Teaching Conference (1 hour) 
12:15 - Full lunch (with or without conversation) 
1:30 - Teaching Conference (1 hr)
2:30 – Silent Break (15 min)
2:45 - Centering Prayer (30 mins) 
3:15 - Small Group (1 hr) 
4:15 - Community Check-out, Survey and Prayer - ask questions / share closing insights with the large group (15 mins) 
4:30 - Depart

**Online registration is closed. However, there is still room in this program and we welcome you to join us. Please call 860-760-9705 to register or you can register upon arrival. Thank You!


Presenter Profile


Steve Standiford

Steve Standiford is a long-time Centering Prayer practitioner and retreat leader.  Over the past 20 years Steve has given talks, led workshops and provided instruction on spiritual practices as part of the Contemplative Outreach Nine Month Course on Contemplative Living. In the early 1990’s, he lived at Chrysalis House, a contemplative live-in community experiment blessed by Fr. Thomas Keating.  His housemates included Mary Mrozowski, David Frenette and Cathy McCarthy.  The community lived according to a rule of life, and became an incubator of practice and programs in the early years of Contemplative Outreach’s growth. Steve is a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westchester County, New York.  Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Steve was a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C. and a federal prosecutor in Manhattan.  He lives with his wife and two adopted daughters from China in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

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