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Encountering God’s Mercy (a silent retreat) @ Conception Abbey
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

Encountering God’s Mercy (A Silent Retreat)

Explore the healing power of the mercy of God as recounted in the Gospel. You will be instructed in the practices of meditation and Lectio Divina and encouraged to spend time in prayer reflecting on where Jesus extends his mercy. This retreat will challenge you to place yourself in an environment of silence so as to listen to God’s voice. There will be the opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration and celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Led by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB

Catholic Ritual Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day

Catholic Ritual: Collective, Formal, Performative, Formative, Transformative

Reflections and analysis of the treasure of our Catholic ritual tradition as based in Community, as formal rites that teach us and form us, and ultimately transform us, in our Catholic faith. Led by Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Retreat: The Spirituality of Imperfection @ Conception Abbey
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

The Spirituality of Imperfection

We are born into this world completely innocent, but as we grow up we find that we are not perfect. We make mistakes; we discover we are imperfect creatures. If we can claim our imperfections, we can see that they can lead us into a deeper relationship with God, the source of all healing and hope. Led by Fr. Martin DeMeulanaere, OSB

Retreat: Are You Grounded? The Benedictine Value of Humility @ Conception Abbey
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day

Are You Grounded? The Benedictine Value of Humility

Reflections on the Benedictine value of humility as a way to understand what humility and meekness really are. Humility opens the doors to the hearts of others and to the heart of God. Led by Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Lenten Day of Reflection: Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Conception Abbey
Mar 5 all-day

Lenten Day of Reflection: Sacrament of Reconciliation

How can we experience the intimacy, joy, and peace of being reconciled with God? The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and breakfast, followed by a reflective talk, private prayer time, Eucharist, lunch, a final reflection session, and an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Led by
Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB

Lenten Retreat Weekend: The Easter Vigil’s Exultet @ Conception Abbey
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day

Lenten Retreat Weekend: The Easter Vigil’s Exultet

The Exultet is one of the most evocative and poetic hymns of praise in the liturgy, giving thanks and praise for God’s saving activity through both night and light. We will read this Easter Proclamation together prayerfully. Led by Br. Thomas Sullivan, OSB

Calligraphy: Preparatory Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

Calligraphy: Preparatory Retreat

Retreatants will continue the daily prayer practice of Lectio Divina by lettering the words of Sacred Scripture from the daily Eucharist readings. In an atmosphere of prayerful quiet, participants will be introduced to the Italic style of lettering. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Led by
Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Annual RCIA Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Abbey Guest Center Annual RCIA Retreat 

Over the Palm Sunday weekend, catechumens and their sponsors, along with other interested guests, will participate in a retreat centered on the foundations of a sacramental life. This includes retreat talks and a candle light service as part of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sunday morning Lectio Divina, a Palm Sunday procession, and Eucharist with the monks of Conception Abbey. Led by Abbey Guest Center Staff, monks and seminarians.

Holy Triduum Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Apr 9 – Apr 12 all-day

Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

Join our monastic and seminary community for the most sacred holy days of the year. Rich liturgies, daily retreat talks, a Seder meal, time for silence and a joyous Easter Vigil celebration will all be part of these days at the Abbey. 

Oblate Retreat 2020 @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day

Sr. Rosann Ocken, OSB, Prioress of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Norfolk, Nebraska

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