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Days of Recollection

"In recollection, we recover our deepest orientation toward God.

True recollection contains both an aspect of tension and another of relaxation...

In recollecting ourselves, we empty our soul of all current concerns, and are no longer possessed by the things which fill our life; we escape from the network of those autonomous systems of particular aims into which life's single situations and tasks erect themselves. We face God directly, and take a new departure from the Alpha and Omega of our being."

-Dietrich von Hildebrand

Setting aside a day for recollection at the Sanctuary of Fourvière is easy and free and can be an opportunity to open your heart to God ready for Him to transform you in love.

A day of recollection may include:

  • Morning Prayer with the Beatitudes

  • Rosary

  • Adoration

  • Confession

  • Mass

  • A walk in silence around the beautiful grounds

  • Time with Mary at the Shrine

  • Time with the Scriptures

  • Vespers

Times of Spiritual accompaniment are also available to pilgrims coming to be recollected in prayer at the Sanctuary.

To arrange a time of accompaniment, please contact Sr Monica:

Book a Retreat

To book a retreat at the Sanctuary of Fourvière email Sr Clare

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