First Saturday Morning of Recollection, March 4

Inspired to Inspire!

The First Saturday Mornings of Recollection at the Cathedral of Saint Paul are mini-retreats in accord with Our Lady’s instruction at Fatima, designed to foster greater devotion, understanding, and living out of the Gospel of Christ in the world.

8:00 ..........Mass
8:30 ..........Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
   light refreshments are served after Mass in Hayden Hall on the lower level
9:10 ..........Rosary
   led by the Mothers of Priests of the Archdiocese
9:30 ..........Conference #1
10:00 ........Private Prayers, Confession and Adoration
11:00 ........Conference #2
11:45 ........Benediction

2016-2017 Speakers

(To hear the audio of a past talk, click on the link following the talk title.)

(Download a printable flyer here.)

November 5, 2016:

Father John Paul Erickson

Pastor, Church of the Blessed Sacrament; Director, Archdiocesan Office of Worship

1. No Lasting City: Pauline Politics in a Problematic Election  (click here for audio)
2. The Church of the Martyrs and of the Mustard Seed: Discipleship in a Pagan Land  (click here for audio)


December 3, 2016:

Sister Amelia, O.P.

Dominican Sister of the Saint Cecilia Congregation, Nashville, Tennessee

1. An Advent Full of Grace (click here for audio)
2. Patience and Perfection in a Season of Waiting (click here for audio)


January 7, 2017:

Lisa Schmitz

Executive Director, Abria Pregnancy Resources

1. The Struggle to Build a Culture of Life (click here for audio)
2. Authentically Living the Gospel of Life:
        a Witness from the Frontlines (click here for audio)




          February 4, 2017:     NO FIRST SATURDAY EVENT


March 4, 2017: Special YOUTH Focus!

Father Jake Anderson

Associate Pastor, Church of St. Michael and Church of St. Mary, Stillwater; Chaplain, Hill-Murray School

1. Following the Call of God through the Incarnate Word 
2. Following the Call of God—Living in the Spirit 


April 1, 2017:

Sister Eileen, PES

Sister, Pro Ecclesia Sancta

1. The Adventure of Holiness
2. Obstacles in Our Path to Holiness: Lack of Love


May 6, 2017:

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda

Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

1. Archbishop's Choice
2. Archbishop's Choice