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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
May 27-30, 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. (in person only)

 

 

 

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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

May
27
Fri
4:00 pm Calligraphy: Lettering the Word ...
Calligraphy: Lettering the Word ...
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – May 30 @ 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…
May
30
Mon
4:00 pm Calligraphy Advance: Bible Scrip...
Calligraphy Advance: Bible Scrip...
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB Italic Chancery Cursive (cancellaresca corsiva) lettering and related illuminated letters. Daily Lectio Divina sessions. The week will focus on the Italic minuscules and capitals used in bibles during the…
Jun
10
Fri
4:00 pm Hispanic Retreat: Come to the Fa...
Hispanic Retreat: Come to the Fa...
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB & Maité Rodriguez This retreat will focus on the Celebration of the Eucharist. We will dive into the Mystery of the Eucharist to study it as a sacrificial meal…
Jun
24
Fri
4:00 pm Hail Mary, Full of Grace: A Wome...
Hail Mary, Full of Grace: A Wome...
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB This silent retreat will focus on the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the example of listening, decision, and action. This retreat is structured to assist you in…
Jul
8
Fri
4:00 pm Oblate Retreat – Pray and Work
Oblate Retreat – Pray and Work
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm
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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