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Silent Saturdays

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A Silent Saturday provides a couple hours each month that are set aside for Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, spiritual teaching and reflection.  There are currently two monthly and one quarterly events available.  The events are free and do not require pre-registration, however we appreciate any donations (yellow link on this page).

Further details follow.

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St. Roman Parish


St. Roman Parish

1720 West Bolivar Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53221 


First Saturday of every month - now returning to in-person (LIVE) as the pandemic allows. Your group leaders are Kathryn Ann Kobelinski, and Lynn Holland.


This is a morning of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Two 25-minute sits and Lectio Divina (monastic style) with sharing followed by a 20-minute sit. Come for part of the morning or the entire morning, as your schedule allows.


Each time you participate in the Silent Saturday program through COSEW, consider a monthly or an annual donation. Clicking the DONATE button at the top of this page will allow you to make a donation today. Please select "Scholarship Fund" under the box "My donation is related to...". Thank you for practicing the methods of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina with the COSEW faith community!


For this event, you may contact either:

Kathryn Ann at:

Lynn Holland at:

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First Fruits -
Elm Grove


First Fruits, Elm Grove

890 Elm Grove Rd

Building 2, lower level

(enter door marked "Building 2")

Elm Grove, WI 53122


Third Saturday of every month - now LIVE at the Elm Grove location

(as above).  The contact person for this event is Ann Koerner.


This is a morning of Centering Prayer from 9:00 to 11:00 am with two 25 minute sits. The prayer time is followed by a video (about 30-40 minutes) with conversation in response.


Donations for our Silent Saturdays will be put toward the Scholarship Fund. Click the word "Donate" on the top banner of this page to make your tax deductible contribution. (PayPal and credit cards are accepted). Thank you!


For this event, you may contact:

Ann at:

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Madison Chapter

Location (or Zoom):

Christ Presbyterian Church

944 E. Gorham Street

Madison, WI 53703

This is a quarterly event - second Saturday of every third month (dates following). Contemplative Outreach of Madison is inviting you to a scheduled ZOOM meeting or in-person (LIVE) Silent Saturday.


This year we will be trying a hybrid format so people can join in person (as above) or by Zoom (contingent on the COVID conditions at the time of the event).


We will begin at 10:00 AM Central Time. We will be having two 20-minute periods of prayer, although this could change later in the year if we meet in person.


Silent Saturday 

Contemplative Outreach of Madison

Quarterly Schedule for 2023

April 15

July 8

October 14

Offered In-person or by Zoom

10AM Central Time


We will be returning to our pre-pandemic practice of having

three 20-minute periods of prayer. 

You are welcome to join us for one, two or all three. Between the sits we will be having a short meditative walk for those meeting in person at the church. If you are joining by Zoom, we encourage you to do whatever prayerful silent act that feels right to you between the prayer periods. 


We hope you can come join us for this communal practice of a method of prayer that has roots all the way back to the Desert Fathers and Mothers of early Christian monasticism.

To join in person:

Christ Presbyterian Church 

944 E. Gorham St,

Madison, WI

To join by Zoom:

please use the link below (open at 9:45 AM CT): pwd=dytLRkVlcEV1SUQxWmQzbUMxUTVrZz09

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