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Oblate Fall 2019 Retreat
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Fr. Joel  Macul OSB (Schuyler, NE)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, part 3 @ Conception Abbey
Nov 14 – Nov 18 all-day

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, section 3 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.

Calligraphy: Follow-up Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day

Calligraphy: Follow-up 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 learn to use ink pens to letter the basic foundational hand they learned in the beginners retreat. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Led by Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Retreat: The Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Conception Abbey
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

Retreat: The Sacrament of Reconciliation

How can we experience the intimacy, joy and peace of being reconciled with God? Spend the weekend embracing the words of Jesus. Come to know that Jesus can reestablish what we might have lost in our relationship with Jesus the Christ and with others. Retreatants will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Led by Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB

Advent Day of Reflection @ Conception Abbey
Dec 5 all-day

Advent Day of Reflection:  He Came into the World 

Spend the day reflecting on the real reason we celebrate Christmas. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and breakfast treats, followed by a reflective talk, private prayer time, Eucharist, lunch and a final reflection session. Led by Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center Staff. 

Annual New Year’s Retreat: Making Sense of Our Crazy but Precious World @ Conception Abbey
Dec 30 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day

Annual New Year’s Retreat: Making Sense of Our Crazy but Precious World 

Explore through the eyes of St. Benedict, Pope Francis and others, the many ways Jesus said he would be with us in the midst of our world. From the insights of holy women and men down through the centuries, we can gain the help to see and apply the wisdom of the Gospel to our personal and global world. The goal of the retreat will be to find practical ways of naming and celebrating the goodness of God’s love in our human experience, thus making a difference for us and those around us. Led by
Fr. Daniel Petsche, OSB

Retreat: The Promise of Faith @ Conception Abbey
Jan 10 – Jan 12 all-day

The Promise of Faith  

From creation to Abraham, we will explore the beginning of the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures).  These books will help you navigate the complexity of its tradition, and the impact on believing in the one God. You will learn to read these books with confidence and gain new insights for personal growth. Led by Fr. Etienne Huard, OSB

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

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