Contemplative Outreach
of Northern Virginia


                                                                                      Psalm 46:10

"Be Still and Know that I am God"    

A warm welcome! We are the Northern Virginia chapter of Contemplative Outreach (“CONOVA”), one of over 90 chapters in 39 countries, under the umbrella of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. 

Contemplative Outreach, Ltd (COL) is a network of communities and individuals seeking the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit and to contribute to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer. The practice was promoted by Fr. Thomas Keating, a founding member and spiritual leader for COL.   Click here for more about COL's vision and history.

CONOVA’s mission is to help build and support a vibrant contemplative community centered in Northern Virginia - through teaching the practice of Centering Prayer, helping to establish and support local centering prayer groups, and organizing centrally located (and online) events designed to enhance the contemplative spiritual journey.

We welcome you, and invite you to explore and join with us in the journey.


Click here to learn more about Centering Prayer and to explore our "Roadmap".


Click here for information about local contemplative events including our monthly "2nd Saturdays of Centering Prayer" (now offered via Zoom)


Click here to find a CP practice group near you.

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