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Welcome to

Contemplative Outreach


We foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer




Center for Contemplative Living

Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Wisconsin Center in Elm Grove, WI.

Prayer Groups

Already practicing centering prayer?  Check out the lists of Prayer Groups and Spiritual Directors.

Introductory Workshops

New to the prayer?  Want to know more? Come to one of our Introductory Workshops.


Retreats are a way to take one's relationship with God and one's practice deeper.

Silent Saturdays

A morning of prayer in a silent retreat like setting.

"Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation. In order to hear that language, we must learn to be still and rest in God."

Fr. Thomas Keating

Bible Lessons