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Mar
8
Wed
Lenten Day of Reflection @ Abbey Guest Center
Mar 8 all-day

Lenten Day of Reflection

Lent is a special time in the church calendar. Come away for a day of reflection and quiet to help you focus your Lenten intentions as you prepare for the Easter Season. A member of the monastic community will guide you through during the day, with time to join the entire community for Mass. The day begins with coffee and rolls at 9:00 followed by a conference, Mass and lunch follow. There will be more quiet time and a concluding conference at 2:30 pm. Lunch and retreat fee: $20 per person. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email guests@conception.edu.

Mar
10
Fri
Lenten Retreat – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Holy Men and Women @ Abbey Guest Center
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day

Lenten Retreat – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Holy Men and Women

“Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1). In every age, there have been many witnesses of faith who serve as models and mentors along our faith journeys. The weekend will focus on some contemporary men and women whose ordinary lives in extraordinary times left a lasting imprint on the day to day society in which they lived. Spend time with Dorothy Day, Henri Nouwen, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oscar Romero, Jean Donovan, Irene McCormack. The retreat begins Friday evening and continues through Sunday morning. Retreat fee for lodging, meals, conferences and reception: $180 for a single room; $300 per room ($150 each) for a double room. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email: guests@conception.edu.

Mar
24
Fri
Retreat: The Mass as the Perfect Sacrifice @ Abbey Guest Center
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day

Retreat: The Mass as the Perfect Sacrifice

Fr. Albert Bruecken, O.S.B. will guide this retreat weekend in looking at the Jewish notion of sacrifice leading up to the time of Christ to understand how the sacrifice of Christ “completes and surpasses all other sacrifices” (CCC 614). By exploring the depths of meaning contained in the phrase, “the sacrifice of the Mass,” you should come away better able to participate in this most precious gift of our faith. Retreat fee for lodging, meals, conferences and reception: $180 for a single room; $300 per room ($150 each) for a double room. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email: guests@conception.edu.

Apr
8
Sat
Palm Sunday: RCIA and Adult Faith Renewal Retreat @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

Palm Sunday: RCIA and Adult Faith Renewal Retreat

Originally planned to help our brothers and sisters who are soon to enter into full communion with the Church, sponsors, and any Catholic hoping to enrich their faith understanding of the sacramental life of the Church have found this twenty-four-hour retreat a blessing in their lives. Scheduled on Palm Sunday weekend, this retreat provides for an unforgettable time of prayer, processions during the final days of the Lenten season leading up to Easter. Cost includes lodging, meals, and conferences: $110 per person. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email guests@conception.edu.

Apr
13
Thu
Paschal Triduum at the Abbey @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day

Paschal Triduum at the Abbey

Celebrate the Sacred Triduum at the Abbey. Join the monks and seminarians for the holiest days of the Church year, celebrating Christ’s Paschal Mystery in community. Moving liturgies in the Abbey Basilica, inspiring conferences, the opportunity for celebrating Reconciliation, and times for silence and personal prayer mark these holy days at Conception Abbey and Seminary College. Fees for lodging, meals, and conferences: $300 single room, $240 each for double accommodations. For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone (660) 944-2809 or email guests@conception.edu.

Apr
21
Fri
Bible Scripts Preparatory Retreat @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day

Bible Scripts Preparatory Retreat

By request of the participants in the Bible Scripts retreat, we are offering a weekend retreat to prepare participants in the “Bible Scripts: Gothic Quadrata” by introducing ahead of time the hand they will be studying in depth during the week of May 29-June 3. Daily Lectio Divina exercises. Limited to 12 persons. Prerequisite: annual “Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat” and the “Lettering the Word Refresher Retreat.” Participants bring their ink, dip pen (Speedball C-2) and layout paper. Begins at 7:45 p.m. on Friday and runs through lunch on Sunday. $50 deposit required, not refundable after March 21. Full fees are $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.

Oblate Retreat: The Iconography of the Abbey Basilica @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day

You’ve visited our basilica many times! Led by Br. Thomas Sullivan, this retreat will focus on the background and theology behind the Beuronese murals that adorn our basilica. For more information, contact Oblate Director, Fr. Albert, at oblates@conception.edu. Check back soon for more information!

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
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.

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