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Contemplative Living Community


History

In May of 1996, Chrysalis House in Warwick, NY, a contemplative lay live-in community, closed. The retreats and programs, however, continued at St. Andrew’s Retreat House in Walden, NY. The Nine Month Course: The Practice of Contemplative Living was the most transformational program offered from September through May each year. Chrysalis House provided the contemplative community and support sought by many graduates of the Course which ended with the closure of Chrysalis House.

In October 1996 we offered a Dream Workshop weekend. One of the suggestions was to form a small group to come together monthly and discuss our dreams. Five of us decided to do so and met monthly at my cottage. After a few months, it was clear that our meetings were no longer about our dreams but about our contemplative lives.

Following this inspiration of the Spirit, we continued meeting but now the focus was on creating a support system for those committed to living a contemplative life. Over a period of 5 or 6 months, we met regularly and with much discernment and consensus, created the Contemplative Living Community in 1997.

There are 5 communities meeting in the New York area and 4 in Denver. For more information, contact Cathy McCarthy, Coordinator – cmccarthy574@gmail.com or call 845 534-5180.

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For further information, please write, call or E-mail

Contemplative Outreach of Orange County Coordinator
PO Box 208
Cornwall, NY 12518-0208
(845) 534-5180

Email: cmccarthy574@gmail.com  


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