Series 1
Administrative Materials, 1976-2015
Boxes 1 - 13

Scope and Content Note

This series contains administrative materials for Contemplative Outreach including materials concerning Chrysalis House, the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network controversy, faculty information, foundation materials, subject files, and year end reports.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alaphetically by content then by date.

Box Folder Content
1 1 10 year plan, 1987-1995
1 2 20th anniversary tour report form, 2007
1 3 All staff meeting, Parsippany, New Jersey, 2006 February
1 4 Annual census, 2007-2009
1 5 Annual census, 2010
1 6 Attacks on Centering Prayer, 1997-2013
1 7 Beginning of Contemporary Outreach, 1984-1986
1 8 Beginnings of Contemporary Outreach, miscellaneous materials, 1983-1988
1 9 Bi-annual report, 2005-2006
1 10 By-laws, 1986-2001
1 11 Calendar of events, 1992
1 12 Catholic golden age group, 1990
1 13 Catholic telecommunications network of America, mailing list, 1990
1 14 Catholic telecommunications network of America, mailing packets, contact lists, 1990-1991
1 15 Catholic telecommunications network of America, teleconference information (1 of 2), 1991-1992
1 16 Catholic telecommunications network of America, teleconference information (2 of 2), 1991-1992
1 17 Center for spiritual development, 1988-1992
1 18 Centering Prayer, group facilitator handbook, 1992
1 19 Centering Prayer, support group directory, 1999
1 20 Centering Prayer, support group directory, 1999
1 21 Chapter assistance committee, 1998-2002
1 22 Chapter cluster convener, 2002
1 23 Chapter development, 2009
1 24 Chapter discernment process, undated
1 25 Chapter finance, 2003-2004
1 26 Chapter finance guidelines, 1998-2003
1 27 Chapter resource and communication services, 2010
1 28 Chapter resource and communication services, 2006-2010
1 29 Christian wisdom school, 2012-2013
2 1 Chrysalis house binder, 1995
2 2 Chrysalis house, correspondence, 1988-1996
2 3 Chrysalis house, correspondence, 1989-1992
2 4 Chrysalis house, council meeting minutes, 1985-1994
2 5 Chrysalis house, course service day, 1994-1995
2 6 Chrysalis house, David Frenette, community, staff, council meeting minutes , 1989-1995
2 7 Chrysalis house, lease agreement, 1988-1991
2 8 Chrysalis house, meeting notes, work as prayer, 1994-1996
2 9 Chrysalis house, minutes of national faculty meeting, 1990
2 10 Chrysalis house, nine-month live-in experience, 1993
2 11 Chrysalis house, original lease, 1992-1995
2 12 Chrysalis house, policy statements, 1986-1993
2 13 Chrysalis house, reflections concerning Mary , 1993 October 18
2 14 Chrysalis house, service community, 1993
2 15 Chrysalis house, statement of need, undated
2 16 Chrysalis house, year-end reports, 1987-1995
2 17 Circle of service, meeting minutes, 2009
2 18 Circle of service, meeting minutes, 2011
2 19 Circle of service, meeting minutes, summaries, 2010
2 20 Circle of service, operations team, 2012
2 21 Circle of service, operations team minutes, 2013
2 22 Circle of service, operations team minutes, 2008-2011
2 23 Cluster meetings, 1996
2 24 Cluster's purpose, 2001
2 25 Compensation committee, 1996-2003
2 26 Connectivity draft, 1991
2 27 Contemplative life program, promotional materials, 2006-2007
3 1 Contemplative ministry project, 2003-2009
3 2 Contemplative Outreach handbook, 1997
3 3 Contemplative Outreach limited programs, 2008-2009
3 4 Contemplative Outreach limited resources, 2009
3 5 Contemplative Outreach of Long Island, 1987
3 6 Contemplative Outreach statistics, 1990
3 7 Contemplative Outreach study program, course evaluation papers, 1993
3 8 Contracts, 2009, undated
3 9 Controversies regarding Centering Prayer, 2000-2005
3 10 Coordination communication committee, meeting minutes, publications, 2003
3 11 Coordinator cluster meetings, 1994
3 12 Coordinator communication committee, 2000
3 13 Coordinator communication committee meetings, 2005
3 14 Coordinator communication committee, annual meeting, 2003
3 15 Coordinator communication committee, conference call information, 2005-2007
3 16 Coordinator communication committee, leadership training, 1995-2006
3 17 Coordinator communication committee, meetings progress report, 2006
3 18 Coordinator communication committee, meetings progress report, 2000-2003
3 19 Coordinator communications committee, 1996-2001
3 20 Coordinator conference, 1993
3 21 Coordinator conference, 1995
3 22 Coordinator meeting, 1991
3 23 Coordinator meeting, 1991 June
3 24 Coordinator meeting, 1991 July
4 1 Coordinator servant leader formation, 2002-2003
4 2 Coordinator servant leader formation handbook (1 of 3), 2001
4 3 Coordinator servant leader formation handbook (2 of 3), 2001
4 4 Coordinator servant leader formation handbook (3 of 3), 2001
4 5 Coordinators, 2001
4 6 Coordinator's conference, 1999-2000
4 7 Corporate seal, by-laws, 1990-1994
4 8 Curriculum planning, 2014-2015
4 9 ECI meeting, Miami, 2007
4 10 Ecumenical materials, 2001
4 11 Events, 2003-2005
4 12 EWTN controversy, ads, schedule, 1992
4 13 EWTN controversy, Bishop Boland, 1992-1993
4 14 EWTN controversy, bishop response, 1989-1994
4 15 EWTN controversy, correspondence, 1992-1994
4 16 EWTN controversy, defense of Centering Prayer method, 1987-1992
4 17 EWTN controversy, dossier, Thomas Keating, 1992 August 21
4 18 EWTN controversy, Father Benedict Groeschel, 1993
4 19 EWTN controversy, Father Scanlon, correspondence, 1992-1993
4 20 EWTN controversy, letters of support, 1992
4 21 EWTN controversy, living his life abundantly, 1992
4 22 EWTN controversy, materials not used in dossier, 1991
4 23 EWTN controversy, Mother Angelica, 1990-1993
4 24 EWTN controversy, Reverend Basil Pennington, 1984-1992
4 25 EWTN controversy, Reverend LaFanz, 1992
4 26 EWTN controversy, Steubenville symposium, 1992-1993
4 27 EWTN controversy, transcript, chronology, schedule, 1984-1993
4 28 EWTN controversy, transcripts, undated
4 29 Executive director materials, 1996-2000
4 30 Extension contemplativa, Mexico, undated
5 1 External study program, 1993-1994
5 2 External study reports (1 of 2), 1993
5 3 External study reports (2 of 2),
5 4 Faciliatory resource handbook, 1998-2005
5 5 Facilitator training for Centering Prayer, undated
5 6 Facilitator training handbook, 1996
5 7 Facilitator training, New York, 1986
5 8 Facilitator, Centering Prayer group, undated
5 9 Facilitators handbook, draft, undated
5 10 Faculty communication committee, 1998-2003
5 11 Faculty meeting, 2008
5 12 Faculty meeting, new structure, 2000-2001
5 13 Faculty meeting, report, 2000-2001
5 14 Faculty reports, 2009
5 15 Faculty, a summary statement of four points from the national faculty meeting, 1993 January
5 16 Faculty, Contemplative Outreach faculty meeting minutes, 1995-1997
5 17 Faculty, Contemplative Outreach faculty meeting minutes, 1998-1999
5 18 Faculty, Contemplative Outreach faculty meeting minutes, 1999
5 19 Faculty, Contemplative Outreach faculty meeting minutes and formation reports, 1998-1999
5 20 Faculty, Contemplative Outreach Mexico handbook, faculty nominee biography, 1998
5 21 Faculty, faculty meeting, Beechgrove, IN, 1994
5 22 Faculty, Lectio Divina handbook, 1996-1999
6 1 Faculty, meeting, 2005
6 2 Faculty, meetings, 2006
6 3 Faculty, meetings, 2007
6 4 Faculty, meetings, 2010
6 5 Faculty, miscellaneous, 1996-1997
6 6 Faculty, national faculty, 1988-1992
6 7 Faculty, national faculty, 1989-1991
6 8 Faculty, presenter information (1 of 2), 1989-1993
6 9 Faculty, presenter information (2 of 2), 1989-1993
6 10 Faculty, restructuring , 2011
6 11 Formation folder, staff materials, 2005
6 12 Formation Contemplative Outreach service, 1993 December
6 13 Formation essentials for Centering Prayer teaching, 1988
6 14 Formation for Contemplative Outreach, 1990
6 15 Formation for Contemplative Outreach service workshop, 1993
6 16 Formation workshop, 1993
6 17 Foundations, Breconda foundations, 1985-1992
6 18 Foundations, East West, 1989-1990
6 19 Foundations, Erhard Werner foundation, 1988-1990
6 20 Foundations, Lily foundations, 1988-1992
6 21 Foundations, Llama foundation, 1982-1984
7 1 Foundations, McCarthy foundation, 1991-1993
7 2 Foundations, missionary oblates of Mary Immaculate, 1990-1992
7 3 Foundations, proposal to the Breconda foundation , 1987
7 4 Foundations, Raskob, 1985-1992
7 5 Foundations, St. Paul foundation, 1988-1990
7 6 Foundations, the trust for the meditation process, 1990-1992
7 7 Foundations, vision statement and foundations, 1998
7 8 Foundations, W.R. Grace company, 1988
7 9 Fundraising campaign, 2002-2004
7 10 Fundraising information, 2001-2007
7 11 General introduction, Centering Prayer, undated
7 12 Grants, feasibility studies, applications, letters (1 of 2), 1987-1991
7 13 Grants, feasibility studies, applications, letters (2 of 2), 1987-1991
7 14 Handbook, Contemplative Outreach vision, principles, 1997-1998
7 15 Hispanic budget, outreach, and meeting, 2000-2003
7 16 Hispanic initiatives (1 of 3), 1997-2005
7 17 Hispanic initiatives (2 of 3),
7 18 Hispanic initiatives (3 of 3),
7 19 Hispanic resources, 1996-2001
7 20 Ignatius house reservation, 2010
7 21 In defense of Centering Prayer, 1993-2005
8 1 Institute sample folder, formation for service survey results, 1994
8 2 Legal documents, 1988-2010
8 3 List of committees, 1998
8 4 Living flame, a course in Christian contemplative issues, 1993
8 5 Lux Divina, 1999
8 6 Marymount Manhattan College theatre, 1989
8 7 Media art services, 1994
8 8 Meeting minutes notebooks , 1986-1987
8 9 Meeting minutes, national office, board of directors and advisory board, 1988
8 10 Method of Centering Prayer, undated
8 11 Mind and life materials, 2005-2008
8 12 Miscellaneous drafts, reports, forms, 2008-2013
8 13 Miscellaneous notes, papers, undated
8 14 Monastic interreligious dialogue, 1993-1996
8 15 Monastic interreligious dialogue, 1996 April
8 16 National office meeting minutes, report of summit meeting minutes, 1987-1989
8 17 National office self reports, year end reports, 1991
8 18 National office year end reports, 1991
9 1 National service council meeting minutes, proposal summary, proposal process meeting , 1987
9 2 Networking, undated
9 3 New York City pilot project, 1984-1985
9 4 Nominating committee, 2007
9 5 Organic growth of chapters, 2007-2009
9 6 Original mailing list, 1986
9 7 Original resource book, 1997
9 8 Origins of Contemporary Outreach (1 of 3), 1976-2014
9 9 Origins of Contemporary Outreach (2 of 3), 1976-2014
9 10 Origins of Contemporary Outreach (3 of 3), 1976-2014
9 11 Pilot project report, original pilot proposal, 1984-1989
9 12 Plan of succession, 2002-2012
9 13 Planning, study, 2000
9 14 Policies, guidelines (1 of 2), 1987-1993
9 15 Policies, guidelines (2 of 2), 1987-1993
9 16 Prison outreach, Folsom prison, correspondence, 1998-1999
9 17 Prison outreach, Folsom prison, release forms, 2001
9 18 Prison outreach, outreach minutes, 2001
9 19 Prison outreach, report on retreat, conference, centering prayer in California prisons, 2009
9 20 Projects report, 2010-2011
9 21 Reflection proposal process, meeting agendas, 1986-1988
9 22 Report of activities and numbers of participants in five locales, 1987
9 23 Report on activities of Contemplative Outreach, 1989
9 24 Research, 2012
9 25 Resignations, 2001, 2007
9 26 Resource handbook, 1997
10 1 Resource handbook, 2004
10 2 Resource handbook, 2006
10 3 Resource handbook for coordinators, 1997
10 4 Resource handbook, an integrated curriculum, 2004
10 5 Resource handbook, Contemplative Outreach, 2003
10 6 Resource manual, suggested guidelines, 1986 October 18
10 7 Sanctuary house, self report, support groups, 1990-1992
10 8 Schedules, employee resumes, restricted donations, 1990-1993
10 9 Self reports, 1989
10 10 Servant leader formation, 1992-2009
10 11 Sharing guidelines, 1998
10 12 Special events directory, 1999
10 13 Spiritual guidance initiative, 1996-1999
11 1 St. Benedict's monastery, 1997-1998
11 2 St. Francis course, resource paper, 1989-1990
11 3 Staff meeting, 1994
11 4 Staff meeting minutes binder, 2005
11 5 Staff meeting minutes binder, 2006-2007
11 6 Staff meeting minutes binder, 2006-2009
11 7 Staff meeting minutes binder, 2010-2011
11 8 Study guide, the cloud of unknowing, 2003-2004
11 9 Subject file, Bonnie J. Shimizu, 1996
11 10 Subject file, Ed Bednar, 1980, 1998
11 11 Subject file, Father Basil Pennington, 1989-1992
11 12 Subject file, Father Basil Pennington, 1997-1999
11 13 Subject file, John Healy, 1986-1989
11 14 Subject file, Mt. St. Mary house of prayer, 1989
11 15 Subject file, Nancy L. Wales files, 1989
11 16 Subject file, Sister Bernadette, undated
11 17 Subject files, death and dying, 2010-2011
11 18 Subject files, ecumenical, 1996
12 1 Survey sheets, raw data, 1990-1991
12 2 Tape and cassette information, 1991
12 3 Teleconference evaluations, 1994
12 4 Teleconference materials, 1989-1990
12 5 The Christian contemplative heritage, an overview of the apophatic tradition, James Wiseman, 1996
12 6 The golden book, reconciliation of human well-being with productivity and profits, 2003
12 7 The Merton Center, 1984-1986
12 8 The Orthodoxy of Centering Prayer, 2005
12 9 The temple of understand, 2010
12 10 United in prayer, 1990
12 11 Victoria, British Columbia, lecture, 2002
12 12 Voting member directory, 2003-2004
12 13 Website, 2008-2011
12 14 Year end report, 1989
12 15 Year end report, 1995-1996
12 16 Year end report, 1999
12 17 Year end report, 1997-2000
12 18 Year end report, 1999-2003
12 19 Year end report, 2001-2006
12 20 Year end report, survey originals, 1992
13 1 Youth outreach, 2003-2010
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