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Dec
2
Fri
Silent Advent Retreat
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center staff

Advent is a time of waiting and anticipation. Set aside time, like Mary, to ponder in your own hearts the Nativity of Our Lord. In the silence, allow the real presence of Christ dwelling within you to comfort and awaken your own spirit. The Friday night conference will prepare you with ways to use the silence well. Spiritual direction will be available as well as Eucharistic Adoration.

Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.


Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Dec
30
Fri
Annual New Year’s Retreat
Dec 30 2022 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 1 2023 @ 2:00 pm

After all the activities of Christmas, allow yourself a pause to spend a few days in quiet and prayer as you contemplate the coming of a New Year.

Abbey Guest Center Staff will offer reflective material on how to set spiritual commitments for the upcoming year.

Short reflective sessions will challenge and invite you to look at ways to go deeper in your journey of faith.

Prayers with the monastic community, a holy hour and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will all be part of this time away at Conception Abbey.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Jan
13
Fri
Icon Retreat
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Karen Ceckowski

Learn how to read and discover all the beautiful and prayerful messages written in each icon. Then prayerfully discover how to use these sacramental images as a means to prayer and reflection. Each person will go home with numerous icons and a booklet to help them continue learning.

 Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

 

Feb
17
Fri
Liturgy of the Hours Weekend
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Abbey Guest Center staff

Embrace the rich history behind the practice of sanctifying the hours of the day, and learn how to continue to pray these hours on your own once you return home. This call to prayer by all the People of God will enrich your life and enable you to pray these prayers of public worship with the entire Church.

Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Mar
3
Fri
Silent Lenten Retreat Weekend
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Fr Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center staff

Follow the advice of John the Baptist this Lent by searching for what you need to do so that Christ increases and you decrease. Allow the time of silence to reflect upon what obstacles or pedestals that keep you distracted from spiritual growth in your life. Spiritual direction will be available as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The Friday night conference will prepare you with ways to use the silence well.

Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Apr
1
Sat
Palm Sunday, RCIA and Adult Faith Renewal Retreat
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Retreat leaders: Fr Roger Schmit, OSB, Br Placid Dale, OSB, and Karen Ceckowski

Bring Lent to a conclusion with one of the most exciting, reflective and enriching weekends. This weekend allows us to look more deeply into the Sacramental life of the Church. Includes a candlelight Reconciliation Service, a social gathering to meet those from other parishes coming into the Church, and the Palm Sunday procession.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Apr
6
Thu
Pascal Triduum at the Abbey
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm

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

Pricing:
$250 per person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Apr
21
Fri
Oblate Retreat
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm
Each year the Oblates of Conception Abbey come for days of retreat, spiritual renewal, and community.

May
26
Fri
Calligraphy for Beginners
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – May 29 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Br Michael Marcotte, OSB

Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Introduction to use of calligraphy as a means of Lectio Divina and introduction to calligraphy using a felt-tipped pen. Friday evening through Monday noon. Limited spaces so sign up early.

Pricing:
$260 per person – includes calligraphy supplies
Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Jul
7
Fri
Oblate Retreat – Pray and Work
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm
Each year the Oblates of Conception Abbey come for days of retreat, spiritual renewal, and community.

Dec
2
Fri
Silent Advent Retreat
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center staff

Advent is a time of waiting and anticipation. Set aside time, like Mary, to ponder in your own hearts the Nativity of Our Lord. In the silence, allow the real presence of Christ dwelling within you to comfort and awaken your own spirit. The Friday night conference will prepare you with ways to use the silence well. Spiritual direction will be available as well as Eucharistic Adoration.

Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Dec
30
Fri
Annual New Year’s Retreat
Dec 30 2022 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 1 2023 @ 2:00 pm

After all the activities of Christmas, allow yourself a pause to spend a few days in quiet and prayer as you contemplate the coming of a New Year.

Abbey Guest Center Staff will offer reflective material on how to set spiritual commitments for the upcoming year.

Short reflective sessions will challenge and invite you to look at ways to go deeper in your journey of faith.

Prayers with the monastic community, a holy hour and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will all be part of this time away at Conception Abbey.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Jan
13
Fri
Icon Retreat
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Karen Ceckowski

Learn how to read and discover all the beautiful and prayerful messages written in each icon. Then prayerfully discover how to use these sacramental images as a means to prayer and reflection. Each person will go home with numerous icons and a booklet to help them continue learning.

 Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

 

Feb
17
Fri
Liturgy of the Hours Weekend
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Abbey Guest Center staff

Embrace the rich history behind the practice of sanctifying the hours of the day, and learn how to continue to pray these hours on your own once you return home. This call to prayer by all the People of God will enrich your life and enable you to pray these prayers of public worship with the entire Church.

Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Mar
3
Fri
Silent Lenten Retreat Weekend
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Fr Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center staff

Follow the advice of John the Baptist this Lent by searching for what you need to do so that Christ increases and you decrease. Allow the time of silence to reflect upon what obstacles or pedestals that keep you distracted from spiritual growth in your life. Spiritual direction will be available as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The Friday night conference will prepare you with ways to use the silence well.

Pricing:
$200 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Apr
1
Sat
Palm Sunday, RCIA and Adult Faith Renewal Retreat
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Retreat leaders: Fr Roger Schmit, OSB, Br Placid Dale, OSB, and Karen Ceckowski

Bring Lent to a conclusion with one of the most exciting, reflective and enriching weekends. This weekend allows us to look more deeply into the Sacramental life of the Church. Includes a candlelight Reconciliation Service, a social gathering to meet those from other parishes coming into the Church, and the Palm Sunday procession.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Apr
6
Thu
Pascal Triduum at the Abbey
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm

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

Pricing:
$250 per person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Apr
21
Fri
Oblate Retreat
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm

Each year the Oblates of Conception Abbey come for days of retreat, spiritual renewal, and community.

May
26
Fri
Calligraphy for Beginners
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – May 29 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Br Michael Marcotte, OSB

Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Introduction to use of calligraphy as a means of Lectio Divina and introduction to calligraphy using a felt-tipped pen. Friday evening through Monday noon. Limited spaces so sign up early.

Pricing:
$260 per person – includes calligraphy supplies
Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Jul
7
Fri
Oblate Retreat – Pray and Work
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm

Each year the Oblates of Conception Abbey come for days of retreat, spiritual renewal, and community.