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

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 (click here for audio)
2. Following the Call of God—Living in the Spirit (click here for audio)


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