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Carl J. Arico


Fr. Carl J. Arico is a founding member of Contemplative Outreach, and honored to have known Fr. Keating since 1969. He was present for the first intensive Centering Prayer retreat that Fr. Keating offered in 1983. Fr. Arico has been an integral part of the evolution of Contemplative Outreach from a wish to the organism it is today. “The growth that has taken place in Contemplative Outreach,” he observes, “is a miracle of God’s grace and the power of prayer.” He has traveled extensively in the United States and internationally to present workshops and lead retreats. He is the author of A Taste of Silence, on the fundamentals of Centering Prayer, and is well known in the Contemplative Outreach community.

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Author's Books

The Will of Divine Love Edition 1

Centering Prayer and Spiritual Psychology


The One Who Loves Us

Centering Prayer and Evolving Consciousness


Human Ground, Spiritual Ground

Paradise Lost and Found