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Nov
19
Fri
Retreat: Our Father
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Martin, DeMeulenaere, OSB

When we pray a commonly used prayer, like the Our Father, we sometimes say the words and don’t give a thought to the meaning. In this retreat, we will explore more deeply the meaning of the words especially in light of the fact that it is known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” Jesus gave it to us as a precious gift and we need to reflect on his words and what they mean.

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Dec
30
Thu
Annual New Year’s Retreat: Living in the Midst of a Pandemic @ Conception Abbey
Dec 30 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day

Retreat Leaders: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB & the Abbey Guest Center Staff

Take some time to reflect on how the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected your life and the lives of those around you. Has this experience drawn you closer to God and others? During this time together, we will look at the lives of various saints who also lived through historical accounts of pandemics. How can we model our love of neighbor and family like these men and women to leave our own historical footprint in the upcoming year?

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Jan
21
Fri
Retreat: Listening to the Voice of God (a silent retreat) @ Conception Abbey
Jan 21 – Jan 23 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB

Step away for the weekend from the busyness and distractions of your daily life which often can make listening to God challenging. Quiet your mind and heart in order to be attentive to the ways God is speaking to you and is at work in your life. This silent retreat is structured to assist you in deepening your prayer life and fostering an encounter with Jesus Christ. The weekend retreat schedule includes three conferences, Eucharistic Adoration and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (in person only)

Jan
28
Fri
Retreat: St. Benedict’s Repair Kit for Modern Motorists @ Conception Abbey
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Daniel Petsche, OSB

Life’s journey requires navigation, repair and maintenance, and enough fuel to reach our intended destination. Can you use a tune up? What does the wisdom of St. Benedict have to say about dealing with life’s challenges?

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
11
Fri
Retreat: The Old, the Sick, and those of Little Understanding in the Rule of St. Benedict
Feb 11 – Feb 13 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Thomas Sullivan, OSB

Mahatma Gandhi once famously stated: “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” This measure may be taken not only of nations but of monastic rules as well. Our study of “The Old, the Sick, and those of Little Understanding in the Rule of Benedict” provides us with a “true measure” of how any society, including contemporary societies, could and should act toward its vulnerable members.

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
18
Fri
Retreat: The Love of the Father: Our Identity as Sons and Daughters @ Conception Abbey
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Etienne Huard, OSB

In Jesus Christ we have been adopted as sons and daughters of a loving Father. However, our earthly experiences often damage that recognition and so we operate out of a sense of orphanhood, blind to the Father’s unconditional love. We will explore together how the Father sees you, how you can learn to see the Father, and how to grow in adopted sonship and daughterhood.

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
25
Fri
Retreat: Are You Stable? @ Conception Abbey
Feb 25 – Feb 27 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Reflections on the Benedictine vow of stability as rootedness, steadfastness, faithfulness, and perseverance in our daily life as Christians. It’s not just for Monks!

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Mar
18
Fri
Retreat: Calligraphy – Preparatory Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Preparatory retreat for weeklong advanced retreat in May. Continuation of Lectio Divina practice and introduction to the Italic style of lettering. Friday evening through Sunday noon. (in person only)

Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat

Mar
25
Fri
Retreat: Stop, Look, and Listen: Benedictine and Christian Watchwords
Mar 25 – Mar 27 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Reflections on how to stop, as resting in the Lord; to look, as sharpening our faith-vision; to listen, as fine tuning our faith-hearing in our daily lives. See how to practice mindfulness and awareness of God’s presence.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Apr
14
Thu
Triduum Retreat: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday @ Conception Abbey
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day

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.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Nov
19
Fri
Retreat: Our Father
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Martin, DeMeulenaere, OSB

When we pray a commonly used prayer, like the Our Father, we sometimes say the words and don’t give a thought to the meaning. In this retreat, we will explore more deeply the meaning of the words especially in light of the fact that it is known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” Jesus gave it to us as a precious gift and we need to reflect on his words and what they mean.

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Dec
30
Thu
Annual New Year’s Retreat: Living in the Midst of a Pandemic @ Conception Abbey
Dec 30 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day

Retreat Leaders: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB & the Abbey Guest Center Staff

Take some time to reflect on how the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected your life and the lives of those around you. Has this experience drawn you closer to God and others? During this time together, we will look at the lives of various saints who also lived through historical accounts of pandemics. How can we model our love of neighbor and family like these men and women to leave our own historical footprint in the upcoming year?

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Jan
21
Fri
Retreat: Listening to the Voice of God (a silent retreat) @ Conception Abbey
Jan 21 – Jan 23 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB

Step away for the weekend from the busyness and distractions of your daily life which often can make listening to God challenging. Quiet your mind and heart in order to be attentive to the ways God is speaking to you and is at work in your life. This silent retreat is structured to assist you in deepening your prayer life and fostering an encounter with Jesus Christ. The weekend retreat schedule includes three conferences, Eucharistic Adoration and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (in person only)

Jan
28
Fri
Retreat: St. Benedict’s Repair Kit for Modern Motorists @ Conception Abbey
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Daniel Petsche, OSB

Life’s journey requires navigation, repair and maintenance, and enough fuel to reach our intended destination. Can you use a tune up? What does the wisdom of St. Benedict have to say about dealing with life’s challenges?

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
11
Fri
Retreat: The Old, the Sick, and those of Little Understanding in the Rule of St. Benedict
Feb 11 – Feb 13 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Thomas Sullivan, OSB

Mahatma Gandhi once famously stated: “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” This measure may be taken not only of nations but of monastic rules as well. Our study of “The Old, the Sick, and those of Little Understanding in the Rule of Benedict” provides us with a “true measure” of how any society, including contemporary societies, could and should act toward its vulnerable members.

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
18
Fri
Retreat: The Love of the Father: Our Identity as Sons and Daughters @ Conception Abbey
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Etienne Huard, OSB

In Jesus Christ we have been adopted as sons and daughters of a loving Father. However, our earthly experiences often damage that recognition and so we operate out of a sense of orphanhood, blind to the Father’s unconditional love. We will explore together how the Father sees you, how you can learn to see the Father, and how to grow in adopted sonship and daughterhood.

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
25
Fri
Retreat: Are You Stable? @ Conception Abbey
Feb 25 – Feb 27 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Reflections on the Benedictine vow of stability as rootedness, steadfastness, faithfulness, and perseverance in our daily life as Christians. It’s not just for Monks!

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Mar
18
Fri
Retreat: Calligraphy – Preparatory Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Preparatory retreat for weeklong advanced retreat in May. Continuation of Lectio Divina practice and introduction to the Italic style of lettering. Friday evening through Sunday noon. (in person only)

Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat

Mar
25
Fri
Retreat: Stop, Look, and Listen: Benedictine and Christian Watchwords
Mar 25 – Mar 27 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Reflections on how to stop, as resting in the Lord; to look, as sharpening our faith-vision; to listen, as fine tuning our faith-hearing in our daily lives. See how to practice mindfulness and awareness of God’s presence.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Apr
14
Thu
Triduum Retreat: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday @ Conception Abbey
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day

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.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.