The Grade


Carlos Lorenzo:

Jim Keenan:

Peter J. Coulchinsky:

Nick Spence:

Edwin Tecarro:

Chema Martinez:

Morning of Recollection

A Morning of Recollection’s purpose is to help men sanctify their ordinary life in and through their work, family, and recreational activities.

Please, refer to the posted schedule for immediate reference.

  • Two half and hour meditations at the Church given by a Priest of the Opus Dei Prelature where he would address spiritual topics while one quietly reflects on them as a matter for convesation with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
  • A talk on some virtue or spiritual topic given by a lay person.
  • Examination of conscience wherein the leader would read certain points of examination audibly from a lectern while the other participants reflect on it.
  • Benediction and Exposition with the Blessed Sacrament and singing of a hymn to our Lady.
  • One is free to line up for the Sacrament of Confession and spiritual direction with the priest in between the sceduled activities.

Morning of Recollection for Men
2nd Saturday of each month unless otherwise indicated
Directed by the Opus Dei Prelature

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
223 E. Summit Ave.
San Antonio TX 78212


08:00 : Holy Mass
08:45 : Breakfast (classroom)
09:00 : Meditation (Church)
09:50 : Talk (classroom)
10:20 : Examination of Conscience (Church)
10:30 : Meditation, Exposition & Benediction (Church)

Fr. Mike Manz will be available for confessions starting at 8:30, throughout the Morning of Recollection and afterwards as needed.

College Activities

UNIV trip

Next year a group of university students and young professionals from around San Antonio will trek around Italy and Spain for a little over two weeks. The highlight of the trip will be spending Holy Week in Rome with Pope Francis and attending activities of the UNIV international youth gathering.

What is UNIV?

UNIV is an international gathering of university students and graduates in Rome and has been running since 1968. Each year, several thousand students spend Holy Week in Rome, profiting from the cultural and historical riches that the Eternal City has to offer. The week provides students with various cultural encounters, conferences, roundtables, showrooms and concerts. All of these activities are occasions to delve more deeply into important matters relevant to the university, highlighting particularly the spirit of service towards those who are most in need.

The first UNIV encounters began thanks to the initiative and impulse of St. Josemaría, founder of Opus Dei. For the past four decades, scores of students, graduates and professors have expanded their cultural horizons through their contact with the international environment present in the heart of Christianity and thanks to the special audiences granted by Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI to the UNIV participants.

For more information please visit the UNIVFORUM website:

High School Activites

The Grade helps young men see their high school years from the viewpoint of their entire life. It encourages them to develop now the skills and attitudes they will need for the great tasks awaiting them: forming a family, serving society through their work, developing friendships with colleagues, neighbors and God. Through a combination of classes, career presentations, and one-on-one mentoring, it teaches them to be men of character who are ready for responsibility.

Download The Grade 2017 Brochure


2017-2018 Topic Covered
September 16 What is your Why?
October 21 Effective Time Management
November 18 Prudent Use of Social Media (Internet, Facebook, etc.)
December 9 Why Have a Constitution?
January 27 Becoming a Lifelong Reader
February 17 Planning a Productive Summer
March 24 Magnanimity, Temperament & Self Knowledge
April 21 Preparing for Financial Responsibility
May 5 Grade Finale


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934 Holub Rd., Schulenburg, Texas 78956 (979) 743-3071
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345 East Summit,
San Antonio, Texas 78212
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