First Saturday Mornings of Recollection

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

No registration is needed for participation in our First Saturday Mornings of Recollection. Bring a friend!

2017-2018 Speakers

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


November 4, 2017:

Leah Libresco Sargeant

Catholic convert, speaker, author

1. Argued from Atheist to Catholic   (Click here to listen)
2. Fights in Good Faith    (Click here to listen)



December 2, 2017:

Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson

Priest Scholar in Residence, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Preparing the Way: Advent Reflections on the Coming of Christ
1. The Angels' Mission   (Click here to listen)
2. Mary, the Second Eve   (Click here to listen)


January 6, 2018:

Deacon Stephen Najarian

Parish of St. Charles Borromeo, Adjunct Professor, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

1. Developing a Life of Prayer   (Click here to listen)
2. The Necessity of the Interior Life for the Apostolate   (Click here to listen)



February 3, 2018:

Sister Mary Joseph, ACJ

Handmaid of the Heart of Jesus

1. Religious Life: A Living Image of the Church   (Click here to listen)
2. Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus: Living in Imitation of Our Lady   (Click here to listen)



March 3, 2018:

Anne Williams

Director of Salesian Studies, Visitation School

1. Directing our Intention to God, in the Tradition of St. Francis de Sales
2. Heart-Speaks-to-Heart; Spiritual Friendship with St. Jane de Chantal




April 7, 2018:

Dr. Christopher Thompson

Assistant Professor Moral Theology and Director of the Center for Theological Formation, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

1. TBD
2. TBD




May 5, 2018:

Father John L. Ubel

Rector, Cathedral of Saint Paul

1. TBD
2. TBD