Back to the Basics at Our Lady of the Prairie!

As time goes by and we’ve centered for a good while we can gradually drift from the basics into a format of our own creation. Today we’ll Center together; we’ll talk about our beautiful prayer; and we’ll think together about the basics of the Prayer that we learned when we first took the Introductory Workshop.

Come to the Prairie for a day of refreshment. Enjoy the Cosmic Trail, pray the Labyrinth, be silent or share quiet conversation. Create your own day participating in  as many or as few of the sessions as you like. We’ll look forward to seeing you there

COVID19 Protocols: The Board of MVCP asks that anyone planning to attend this retreat have their vaccinations and wear a mask indoors except when eating.

Fee for the day is $30 and includes coffee and treats at 8:30 and Lunch    around noon.

Please send your check made out to Mississippi Valley Centering Prayer:

℅ Larry Decker

1785 Hartford Ct

Bettendorf, IA 52722

We will start registration at 8:30 AM and be finished by 3PM. Lunch will be provided on site. Cost is $30.00.

New Nationwide Calendar of Contemplative Gatherings, Retreats and Events

Many thanks to Charlie Welsh who has created for us an extensive nationwide calendar of events and retreats of interest – nearly all available online. The calendar includes offerings from many Contemplative Outreach chapters across the country, as well as other spiritual organizations, with topics, descriptions, and links to further information. You may download the calendar for September through December by clicking here.

Charlie Welsh
Member of the Chicago Chapter of Contemplative Outreach

Zoom and Outdoor Prayer Meetings

Centering Prayer groups continue to meet during this time for Lectio, Centering Prayer and discussion using ZOOM. A new 11th Step Centering Prayer group also meets on Zoom every Saturday . You do not have to be part of a 12-Step group to participate. If other groups in our chapter are holding virtual meetings, please let us know; we will publicize your information. Currently, our inside on-site prayer meetings are not being held.

The meeting at Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline on Sunday at 5 PM is currently meeting outside the St. Francis Hall. For more information, contact Carol Mizeur at 309-363-1480 or by email

Benet House
St Paul Lutheran
Centering Prayer and the 12 Steps
1:00 PM Central USA6:00 PM Central USA12:15 PM Central USA
Contact for Zoom Info:
Linda Clewell
Contact for Zoom Info:
Marcia Jensen
Contact for Zoom Info:
Marcia Jensen
If you have never used ZOOM, you will find it to be user friendly. When you click on the link to the left, the app will download onto your phone or computer. Or, you can download the app before clicking the link. The app is free. 
Two helpful links are listed below:
·       Joining a Meeting
·       How to Use Zoom – Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings