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May
26
Fri
Annual Gardeners Retreat @ Abbey Guest Center
May 26 – May 28 all-day

Annual Gardeners Retreat

Both expert gardeners and beginners will enjoy a weekend in which monks with love for gardening will showcase their flower and vegetable beds. Learn about Marian gardens and take home all kinds of plants and herbs to start or enhance your gardens. Begins Friday evening and runs through Sunday noon. Time to pray the Liturgy of the Hours and celebrate the Eucharist with the monastic community is also a part of the weekend. Retreat fees: $180 for single accommodations, $150 per person for double accommodations. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email: guests@conception.edu.

Lettering the Word: Beginners Calligraphy Retreat @ Abbey Guest Center
May 26 – May 29 all-day

Lettering the Word: Beginners Calligraphy Retreat

A retreat for beginners that explores the use of calligraphy as a means of meditating upon Sacred Scripture (Lectio Divina). Participants learn to write the Foundational hand using felt tip calligraphic markers. All materials will be supplied. Time for prayer, rest and participation in the Liturgy of the Hours with the monastic community. Materials fee $6. Limited to 12 persons. No previous experience required. Please indicate if left-handed. Begins at 7:45 p.m. on Friday and runs through lunch on Monday. $50 deposit required, not refundable after April 26. Fees for accommodations and meals: $220 for a single room; $350 per room ($175 each) for a double room. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email: guests@conception.edu.

May
28
Sun
Ascension
May 28 all-day
Sunday Eucharist
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
May
29
Mon
Calligraphy Retreat: Bible Scripts Gothic Quadrata @ Abbey Guest Center
May 29 – Jun 3 all-day

Calligraphy Retreat: Bible Scripts Gothic Quadrata

Retreatants study Gothic Quadrata, one of the hands used in the writing of bibles from the 12th to 17th centuries. Demonstration of historical tools, materials and the creation of illuminated letters. Participants are supplied with paper, brushes, gold leaf and paint. Participants bring their ink, dip pen (Speedball C-2) and layout paper. Limited to 12 persons. Materials fee $15. Prerequisite: “Lettering the Word” retreat and “Bible Scripts Preparatory Retreat.” Begins at 7:45 p.m. on Monday through lunch on Saturday. $50 deposit required, not refundable after April 29. Fees for accommodations and meals: $350 for single accommodations, $300 per person for double accommodations. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email guests@conception.edu.

Memorial Day
May 29 all-day
Jun
4
Sun
Sunday Eucharist
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
10
Sat
Annual Family, Faith, & Fun Weekend @ Abbey Guest Center
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

Annual Family, Faith, & Fun Weekend

This popular weekend is a nice affordable getaway for the entire family. Lots of activities, games, and a spiritual project will keep everyone engaged with monks, oblates and guest center staff. Join the monks in praying the Liturgy of the Hours and celebrating the Eucharist. Fee for lodging, meals, conferences and snacks: $50 per room plus meals and activities fees. Children under 5 are free. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email guests@conception.edu.

Jun
11
Sun
Sunday Eucharist
Jun 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
18
Sun
Sunday Eucharist
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Conception, MO 64433
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