Welcome to Conception Abbey
“So that in all things God may be glorified.” – Rule of St. Benedict
Conception Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located in northwest Missouri where all we do is dedicated to the glory of God as St. Benedict instructs in his Rule. For 150 years now, we have existed to praise God in our daily cycle of prayer and work, welcome guests, educate future priests, and share the Gospel.
2024 Encountering Christ Retreats
Our Benedictine Retreats draw from more than 1500 years of wisdom in the Benedictine tradition and are rooted in the principles outlined by St. Benedict in his Holy Rule. Just as a monk orders his day around the Work of God, our Encountering Christ Benedictine retreats have a specific format and structure.
On these retreats, you can expect:
- A consistent and stable retreat schedule and experience
- Four conferences given by a monk, intended to lead the retreatant to encounter Christ
- Participation in the Divine Office and Mass with the monastic community
- Specific times for personal prayer and lectio divina
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Silence and a technology “fast”
- A rural and beautiful environment and the opportunity to walk the grounds
Creative Ways to Give
Leave a lasting legacy to Conception Abbey and Seminary College and support our work of prayer and service to the Church by making a planned gift with Conception Abbey. Our planned giving office can help answer your questions about the various ways you can give and our planned giving website is full of useful information to get you started! Feel free to contact us at (660) 944-2825 if you have any questions.