Many people found their way to God because Saint Paul was so generous. Think of all the souls that could come to know God because you have decided to be more generous like Saint Paul.

During this spiritual retreat, we will relive Saint Paul’s conversion in slow motion.

  • We will meditate step-by-step along the way to Damascus with Saint Paul to see if what happened to him can happen to us.
  • We will get into the Scripture passages to draw new light and new lessons for our own interior lives.
  • We will draw inspiration from the lives of the saints, especially the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva.
  • We will make resolutions to improve our lives.


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A Spiritual Retreat in the Footsteps of St. Paul
Preached by: Rev. Javier del Castillo

Meditation One
On the Way to Damascus: The Journey of Our Vocation

Meditation Two
Falling to the Ground: The Reality of Sin and the Greatness of God’s Mercy

Meditation Three
“Saul, Saul, Why Do You Persecute Me?”: Love for Truth and a Life of Sincerity

Meditation Four
“Who are you Lord?”: Engaging Jesus in Prayer

Meditation Five
“I am Jesus, Whom You Are Persecuting”: Love for the Body of Christ, the Church

Meditation Six
Blinded, Saul Was Led by the Hand: Humility and Docility in Spiritual Direction

Meditation Seven
“He Neither Ate nor Drank”: The Redemptive Value of Penance

Meditation Eight
“It Is No Longer I Who Live, but Christ Who Lives in Me”: Apostolate as the Overflow of Our Life Within

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About the Contributor

About the Contributor

Rev. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He currently serves as Vicar of Opus Dei in the Midwest (USA) and Vice President of the St. Josemaria Institute.

What is a Retreat?

What is a Retreat?

Retreats are collections of meditations intended to help you set apart a few days to examine your life in the presence of Christ.

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