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.
To Prepare Well for Death
September 15–17, 2023
Retreat Leader: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB, and Dr. Ed Hett, MD
St. Benedict tells his monks to keep death daily before their eyes. Using Sacred Scripture, Pastoral Care of the Sick, and Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care as primary sources, Dr. Ed Hett, MD and Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB will reflect on issues we might need to talk about when considering and preparing for our own death or the death of a loved one.
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 email@example.com.
We invite you to share a meal with us. Just mention your intended meals when scheduling your tour.