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Abbey Guest Center

"Let all guests be welcomed as Christ." Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 53

The Conception Abbey Guest Center (AGC) provides a variety of services to meet the needs of those who wish to visit Conception Abbey. As a complete retreat center, the AGC welcomes over 8,000 people to campus each year for spiritual renewal and an opportunity to witness Benedictine hospitality.

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Calligraphy: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat

Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB
September 2–5, 2022

 

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 10th century Carolingian script) using a felt-tipped calligraphy marker. Friday evening through Monday noon.

 

 

 

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Guest Services

Witness Benedictine hospitality

Visits to Conception Abbey take many forms, including:

  • Overnight visits at a directed or private personal retreat
  • Attendance at one of the AGC sponsored spiritual retreats or study days
  • The use of AGC facilities for your church or parish groups
  • AGC sponsored confirmation retreats held throughout the year
  • Tours of the Abbey Basilica or visits to the Gift Shop

Encounter Christ at Conception Abbey

Tours of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception can be arranged for groups through the Abbey Guest Center. To schedule a tour for your group, contact the AGC at (660) 944-2809 or guests@conception.edu.

We invite you to share a meal with us. Just mention your intended meals when scheduling your tour.

Map & Directions

Conception Abbey is located in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, 20 miles east of Maryville, MO.

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Retreat Calendar

Sep
2
Fri
4:00 pm Calligraphy: Lettering the Word ...
Calligraphy: Lettering the Word ...
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB 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 10th century…
Oct
28
Fri
4:00 pm Oblate Retreat
Oblate Retreat
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm
Each year the Oblates of Conception Abbey come for days of retreat, spiritual renewal, and community.Print Friendly
Nov
4
Fri
4:00 pm Silent Retreat on Reconciliation...
Silent Retreat on Reconciliation...
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB Spend a quiet weekend at Conception Abbey reflecting on the beauty and value of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Eucharist. Each sacrament is a real meeting…
Nov
11
Fri
4:00 pm Calligraphy: Follow-up Retreat
Calligraphy: Follow-up Retreat
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB Continuation of daily Lectio Divina practice. Beginners are introduced to the use of ink pens. Friday evening through Sunday noon. (in person only) Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat…
4:00 pm Follow-up Calligraphy Retreat an...
Follow-up Calligraphy Retreat an...
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB Beginners are introduced to the use of ink pens. Friday evening through Sunday noon. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Pricing: $200 a person. Retreat costs includes all the…
Dec
2
Fri
4:00 pm Silent Advent Retreat
Silent Advent Retreat
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leaders: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center staff Advent is a time of waiting and anticipation. Set aside time, like Mary, to ponder in your own hearts the Nativity of Our Lord.…
Jan
13
Fri
4:00 pm Icon Retreat
Icon Retreat
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Karen Ceckowski Learn how to read and discover all the beautiful and prayerful messages written in each icon. Then prayerfully discover how to use these sacramental images as a means to prayer and…