Advent Days of Recollection

First Advent Day of Recollection 2020

Advent Days of Recollection

A Day of Recollection is a time set aside specifically for a Christian to go deeper into his or her relationship with God. It is a time to withdraw from the noise of the world around us in order to spend some quality time with God. During this Advent season we will be offering two days of recollection. Ideally, we ask that you set aside eight hours for each of the two days. The USC Caruso Catholic Center will offer you meditation points for reflection throughout these two days in addition to optional materials that can be used.

Please make your first day of recollection on or before Saturday, December 5. On Saturday, December 5 at 5:00 p.m. PST we will offer a Zoom session where you will be able to share your experience with campus ministers and with other participants from the Catholic Center community. To get the Zoom link, please register for the day of recollection online.

Available below are the resources for the first Advent Day of Recollection.

To begin, download the guide: Guide for Making a Day of Recollection (View/Download PDF).

Listen: Fr. Richard’s Meditation, Meditation One

Listen: Tricia’s Meditation, Mediation Two: God With Us - Emmanuel

God With Us - Emmanuel Journaling Questions (View/Download PDF)

Listen: Sr. Kathy’s Meditation, Meditation Three: Advent is a Journey Toward the Horizon of Hope

Advent is a Journey Toward the Horizon of Hope - Scripture and Prayers for Reflection (View/Download PDF)

Listen: Examination of Conscience

Examination of Conscience - Full Text (View/Download PDF)

Second Advent Day of Recollection 2020

Please make your second day of recollection on or before Saturday, December 19. On Saturday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m. PST, we will offer a Zoom session where you will be able to share your experience with campus ministers and with other participants from the Catholic Center community. To get the Zoom link, please register for the day of recollection.

Once you have completed your two days of recollection, please fill out an evaluation form.

Thank you for taking this time with our Lord as we prepare for the celebration of His birth at Christmas. If you have any questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact Rosie.

Additional Recommended Resources to guide your day of recollection:

Listen: Rosary - Joyful Mysteries

Meditation Journal Page (View/Download PDF)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Live Stream (Watch Now)

Thank you for taking this time with our Lord as we prepare for the celebration of His birth at Christmas. If you have any questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact Rosie via email.