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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.

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.

Jul
7
Fri
Oblate Prayer & Work Weekend @ Abbey Guest Center
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day

Oblate Prayer & Work Weekend

A weekend of work and prayer with staff and monks of Conception Abbey. Help with greatly needed projects of all kinds from outdoor gardening to binding liturgy books. Pray is woven in and around meals and work. For more information, contact the Abbey Guest Center at (660) 944-2809 or guests@conception.edu or Fr. Albert Brueken, OSB, Oblate Director at oblates@conception.edu.

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