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

Benedictine Spirituality

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

Download 2024 Encountering Christ Retreats information here.

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.

Support Our Ministry

In donating to the Benedictines of Conception Abbey, your reach could go far. Your donations help educate future priests and bring Christ to those we minister to in our various works. Consider donating securely online today!

 

 

News

Abbot Robert Schoofs enters eternal rest

At around eleven o’clock on the morning of Saturday, 6 January 2024, our beloved confrere, Abbot Robert Schoofs, OSB, passed into eternal rest. Abbot Robert was in his ninety-fifth year...

Conception Abbey hosts grand anniversary celebration

CONCEPTION, Mo. (December 15, 2023) — “On December 8th the little monastery was blessed by Father Frowin with great joy and he and the candidates moved in. On the 24th...

Calendar

Feb
23
Fri
all-day Encountering Christ Men’s Retreat
Encountering Christ Men’s Retreat
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day
Retreat led by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB 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…
Feb
25
Sun
10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
Sunday Eucharist
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Mar
3
Sun
10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
Sunday Eucharist
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Mar
8
Fri
all-day Encountering Christ Women’s Retreat
Encountering Christ Women’s Retreat
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day
Retreat led by Fr. Xavier Nacke, OSB 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…
Mar
10
Sun
10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
Sunday Eucharist
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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