Guest Ministry

Welcoming guests has long been a vital ministry of Conception Abbey. St. Benedict tells us that "All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me. (Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 53)

Nestled in the rolling hills of northwest Missouri, the Conception Abbey Guest Center welcomes guests of all faiths to our monastic setting for spiritual renewal at our full-service retreat center.

The grounds of Conception Abbey provide ample space to walk and enjoy our rural setting. Guests will always find a tranquil atmosphere for quiet prayer and reflection.

The prayerful rhythm and setting of Conception Abbey provides a perfect environment to get away and spend days in quiet prayer and reflection.