Father Carl J. Arico
Father Carl Arico is a founding member and the current vice president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., founded in 1984 to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer. Father Arico has practiced Centering Prayer since 1975 and taught the prayer since 1978.
Known for his humor and his ability to bridge the gap between the clergy and laity, he has traveled extensively in the United States and internationally to present workshops and direct retreats for both priests and laypeople.
Father Arico is co-author of the book Living Our Priesthood Today (with Father Basil Pennington), and the author of Taste of Silence, a guide to the fundamentals of Centering Prayer.