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.
Wisdom from the Desert Fathers and Mothers for 2024
December 30, 2023 – January 1, 2024
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to share a meal with us. Just mention your intended meals when scheduling your tour.