Welcome to the Abbey Guest Center!
Let all guests be welcomed as Christ" - The Rule of St. Benedict
Welcome to the AbbeyGuestCenter of Conception Abbey.
We hope you are planning to visit the abbey soon and that this website will help you find what you need to plan your visit.
Welcoming guests has long been one of our key ministries at Conception Abbey. St. Benedict tells us that "All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me."
The AbbeyGuestCenter provides simple accommodations in an atmosphere of quiet, perfect for private prayer and reflection. We hope you will take the opportunity to join the monks for the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours in the Abbey Basilica.
There are some new faces in the AbbeyGuestCenter. I, Fr. Peter Ullrich, O.S.B., am the new director and look forward to welcoming you. Archbishop Jerome Hanus, O.S.B. (retired archbishop of Dubuque and monk of the abbey) joins the staff as well and brings with him a wealth of insights and pastoral experience. All of us hope to see you soon.
We hope that after one visit, you will never be a stranger to Conception Abbey.
If there is anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant and refreshing, please do not hesitate to contact us via the information below. Also, click here for information on our upcoming events.
In Christ's peace,
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