Wisdom from the Desert Fathers and Mothers for 2024

December 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm – January 1, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
Conception Abbey
Abbey Guest Center
(660) 254-9048

Retreat leader: Br. Mark Nelson, OSB

At the turn of the New Year, this retreat will seek spiritual wisdom from the life and writings of Desert Fathers and Mothers. Retreat conferences will feature short sayings from these ancient monastics on simplicity, hospitality, patience, and humility that we will read and discuss together. Through times of silence and prayer, this retreat aims to prepare our hearts to grow closer to Christ in 2024.


Pricing: $200 a person.

Retreat costs include all the meals, a private room with its ownbathroom 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.