“Recollection. Seek God within you and listen to him.”
ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
The Way, no. 319
A monthly Day of Recollection is a time set aside specifically for a Christian to seriously go deeper into his or her relationship with God. Although we spend time in prayer each day, recollection is a time to withdraw a couple of hours from the noise and cares of this earthly life in order to spend some quality time in conversation with God guided by meditation, spiritual reading, and an examination of conscience. All who are truly serious about deepening their love and friendship with Jesus Christ will benefit from this monthly time of recollection and prayer.
In some parishes and dioceses, it is possible to join a monthly Day of Recollection for men or women given by a priest of Opus Dei and lay members, which you are encouraged to take advantage of since you will also have the opportunity for confession and Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. However, because it is not always possible to participate in person, the St. Josemaria Institute is helping to make available the resources to make a recollection on your own each month.
To learn more and get started, download the
Guide for Making a Day of Recollection (View/Download PDF).
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