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Culture & Family

Culture & Family

Partner Program

The Art of Living mission is to promote the true value and dignity of the work in the home, through a series of seminars on the art of creating a home where families thrive. These seminars combine classes, demonstrations and hands-on experiences, giving women the skills they need to care for their family with confidence and artistry.

Partner Program

The mission of Family Enrichment is to provide programs for couples geared to strengthening the family and supporting the husband and wife by fostering learning opportunities within an atmosphere of friendship.

Family Enrichment courses are built on the case-study method. Cases are drawn from rich, complex family situations that reveal the significance of productive relationships among family members.​


The Grandmother's Exchange was started by two women who wanted to get to know other grandmothers and share friendship.​ The group meets in the Buffalo Grove area and surrounding communities, depending on which home will be hosting.

For more information, please contact Loreto Wille at or Carol Knox at

Recollections & Retreats

Recollections & Retreats


May you seek Christ. May you find Christ. May you love Christ.
-St. Josemaría Escrivá

A recollection is a time of silent prayer and reflection, with a Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. It includes a meditation led by a priest of Opus Dei, an examination of conscience and a brief talk on growing in virtue. Confessions and spiritual direction are also available.

Morning Recollections

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS​ | 3rd WEDNESDAY | 10:00 am -12:00 pm

​St. James Catholic Church | 820 N. Arlington Heights Rd. 


JOLIET​ | See schedule

​St. Mary Nativity, 706 N Broadway St.

LAKE FOREST​ | 3rd TUESDAY| 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

St. Patrick's Church (in the big church) | 991 S. Waukegan Rd.​

NAPERVILLE | See schedule

​Saints Peter and Paul Church | 36 N. Ellsworth St.

Evening Recollections

DARIEN​ | See schedule

Kingswood Academy | 133 Plainfield Rd. 

DES PLAINES​ | 3rd WEDNESDAY | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 

Willows Academy | 1016 Rose Ave. ​



CHICAGO | See schedule

St. Mary of the Angels, St. Josemaria Chapel | 1850 N. Hermitage Ave. 


CRYSTAL LAKE​ | 3rd MONDAY | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Thomas the Apostle | 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave. ​


OAK LAWN | See schedule

​St. Linus Church | 10300 Lawler Ave. 


A silent retreat is time spent in prayer and reflection, growing in the knowledge of and friendship with Christ.

Retreats are offered at the following Conference Centers: 

Shellbourne Conference Center
Valparaiso, Indiana

Wynncliff Conference Center
Cleveland, Wisconsin

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