Fr. Carl is a founding member and the vice president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Since Contemplative Outreach’s beginnings in 1984, he has been an integral part of the organization’s growth and development. He has practiced Centering Prayer since 1975 and taught the prayer since 1978. He also was present for the first intensive Centering Prayer retreat that Fr. Keating offered at the Lama Foundation in San Cristobal, N.M. in 1983, which many founding members of Contemplative Outreach attended.
Retired from the archdiocese of Newark, N.J., he recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest and now works full time for Contemplative Outreach Ltd., in Butler, N.J. He also gives numerous retreats and workshops around the country, as well as internationally.