“More than ever I feel your friendship and support and look forward to communion together in the Body of Christ, because whenever you sit down to prayer, you’re in communion and union with everyone else, past or even future people who haven’t even been born yet.”

Father Thomas Keating

As a non-profit spiritual community, Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) relies on financial support from members to allow us to continue to grow. Our income comes from selling books on spiritual topics at our events, conducting workshops, speaker series, special events and retreats and through financial gifts from our donors. COMW expenses include, web site maintenance, small stipends for workshop and program presentations and provide partial scholarships to our events for those who ask.

Suggested program donation $25. Over the past year due to the pandemic, all our programs moved from in-person to Zoom. As a result, income from our monthly programs has decreased while our expenses have gone up, with the necessary addition of a paid “communications assistant” to our Team. We need your help in order to be able to continue to offer these Half Days and other programs online. Please contribute what you are able.

To Donate by Mail

Make check out to COMW and mail to:

Kathleen Blank Riether, COMW Treasurer
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington
5265 Winter View Drive
Alexandria, VA 22312

To Donate Online

PayPal is offered as a convenience to you, but when possible, we encourage you to pay by check. Contact Kathleen Blank Riether with questions or for specific instructions for contributions of $200 or more. Thank you and bless you!


IMPORTANT: All information provided with your gift is strictly confidential and will never be exchanged with another organization or sold to anyone for other use. You may rest assured that we value your support and would not put you or your identity in jeopardy.