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Mar
29
Fri
Bible Scripts Preparatory Calligraphy Retreat
Mar 29 @ 5:15 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm

Bible Scripts Preparatory Calligraphy Retreat

The weekend will help prepare for the Bible Scripts retreat in May.

Continuation of daily retreat beings on Friday with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:15 pm and ends on Sunday after lunch.  Lectio Divina practice and introduction to the Renaissance Roman style of lettering.  Friday evening through Sunday noon. 

Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Cost $195 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, supplies, and director fee).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $180 a person.

Apr
11
Thu
Lenten Day of Reflection @ Conception Abbey
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lenten Day of Reflection

Preparing our Lenten commitments each year is meant to give our spiritual life a lift, and we are called to “remember.” Join Fr. Donald Gibbs, OSB, as he reflects with you on the two prayers that are prayed as the ashes are put on your forehead. The day begins at 9 am with coffee and simple breakfast items, a presentation, mass, lunch and final reflection.

Cost $20/person – includes lunch and retreat director

Apr
18
Thu
Sacred Triduum Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Apr 18 – Apr 21 all-day

Sacred Triduum Retreat

Begins with a Seder banquet followed the Mass of the Last Summer, Holy Hour, Good Friday and Holy Saturday services. Concludes with the Easter Sunday. Celebrate of the resurrection of our Savior and King Jesus Christ. Join the rich and sacred liturgies with the monks of Conception Abbey.

Cost $230 per person – (private room in St Gabriel’s for 3 nights, 7 meals and Seder Banquet).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $200 a person.

Apr
26
Fri
Oblate Retreat 2019 @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

“Living More Deeply with the Gospel as our Guide” – Sr. Karen Joseph, OSB

May
24
Fri
Calligraphy Retreat for Beginners
May 24 @ 5:15 pm – May 27 @ 12:00 pm

Calligraphy Retreat for Beginners

Introduction to the use of calligraphy as a means of Lectio Divina. Daily Lectio sessions. Throughout the weekend the retreatants will learn the foundational hand (based on tenth century Carolingian script) using a felt-tipped calligraphy marker. 

Friday 5:15 dinner through Monday noon. Cost $250 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, supplies, and director fee).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $230 a person.

May
27
Mon
Bible Scripts Calligraphy Retreat
May 27 – Jun 1 all-day

Bible Scripts Calligraphy Retreat

Bible Scripts (advanced):  Renaissance Roman lettering and illuminated letters. Daily Lectio Divina sessions.  The week will focus on the Roman Capitals and Humanist minuscules used in lettering bibles during the Renaissance.  Monday evening through Saturday noon. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat.

Jun
7
Fri
Family Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm

AGC Family Retreat

Retreat beings on Saturday morning at 10:00 am with an opening session, mass, and lunch, afternoon activities, dinner and prayer with the monks. Concludes on Sunday after lunch. 

Bring the entire family for a weekend of faith, fun and family time. Join members of the monastic community for faith-filled activities and quality family time.

Cost – Room -$50/room (each room has two or three twin beds), Meals – $7/meal/person except children under 5yrs are free, Program fee – $10/child 2 yrs and above (covers craft supplies, prizes, and snacks)

Jun
21
Fri
Lectio Divina Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Jun 21 @ 5:15 pm – Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm

AGC Lectio Divina Retreat

Retreat begins on Friday with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:15 pm and ends on Sunday after lunch.

Learn how monastics pray from scripture and spiritual texts.  Guided group and private lectio sessions throughout the weekend.

Retreat cost $195 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, supplies, and director fee).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $180 a person.

Jul
5
Fri
Oblate Pray & Work Weekend @ Abbey Guest Center
Jul 5 – Jul 7 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. Prayer 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. Daniel Petsche, OSB, Oblate Director at oblates@conception.edu.

Jul
11
Thu
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, part 1 @ Conception Abbey
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, section 1 of 3

Conception Abbey has become a host site for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to help not only form catechists and help to prepare them to work with children, but also build a community of catechists who are connected to others in this country and around the world.

Sessions will be broken up into three four day events. Section 1-July 11-14, Section 2-August 1-4, November 14-18.  Contact us and we will put you in touch with the facilitator for prices and other details.  Overnight housing and meals available.

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Phone: (660) 944-3100
Fax: (660) 944-2811
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Conception, MO 64433
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