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Upcoming Retreats

Jan
25
Fri
Retreat: Sacred Mysteries, Part 1 @ Conception Abbey
Jan 25 @ 5:15 pm – Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm

Abbey Guest Center Retreat

Entering the Sacred Mysteries, Part 1: The Liturgy of the Word

Retreat beings on Friday with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:15 pm and ends on Sunday after lunch. Br. Cyprian will lead the reflections on the significance of the various elements that make up the Liturgy of the Word: Entrance, Penitential Rite, Readings, Homily, Profession of Faith, and Universal Prayers, so as to enhance our full and active participation in the Sacred Mysteries. 

Cost $185 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, handouts, and director fee). Those willing to share a room the cost is $170 a person.

Feb
2
Sat
Scouts: Ad Altare Dei @ Conception Abbey
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Scouts: Ad Altare Dei

Begins at 9 am and concludes at 9 pm. Staff will cover the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Orders.  Concludes with reconciliation serviced planned by the scouts.

$40 per scout program fee and 2 Meals, adults $14 (2 meals).  Overnight rooms available @ $15 a person, $7 per meal.  Pre-reservations required.

Feb
22
Fri
Pre-Lenten Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Feb 22 @ 5:15 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm

Abbey Guest Center Pre-Lenten Retreat

Lenten insights from Jesus’ challenges to the Sadducees and Pharisees

Retreat beings on Friday with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:15 pm and ends on Sunday after lunch. Join the retreat staff Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB, and Karen Ceckowski, who will guide you through reflections that will help you identify lenten intentions that can be life challenging and changing.  

Cost $185 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, handouts, and director fee). Those willing to share a room the cost is $170 a person.

Mar
6
Wed
Day of Reflection: Ash Wednesday @ Conception Abbey
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day of Reflection: Ash Wednesday

Begin the lenten season with a reflection day, prayer and reception of ashes with the monastic and seminary communities.  The day begins at 9am with coffee and simple breakfast items, a presentation, mass, lunch and final reflection.

Cost $20/person – includes lunch and simple snacks

Mar
15
Fri
Retreat: Sacred Mysteries, Part 2 @ Conception Abbey
Mar 15 @ 5:15 pm – Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm

Abbey Guest Center Retreat

Entering the Sacred Mysteries, Part 2: The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Retreat beings on Friday with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:15 pm and ends on Sunday after lunch. Br. Cyprian will lead the reflections and analysis of the treasure of our Catholic ritual tradition as based in community, as formal rites that teach us and form us, and ultimately transform us, in our Catholic faith.

Cost $185 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, handouts, and director fee).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $170 a person.

Mar
29
Fri
Bible Scripts Preparatory Calligraphy Retreat
Mar 29 @ 5:15 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm

Bible Scripts Preparatory Calligraphy Retreat

The weekend will help prepare for the Bible Scripts retreat in May.

Continuation of daily retreat beings on Friday with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:15 pm and ends on Sunday after lunch.  Lectio Divina practice and introduction to the Renaissance Roman style of lettering.  Friday evening through Sunday noon. 

Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Cost $195 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, supplies, and director fee).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $180 a person.

Apr
18
Thu
Sacred Triduum Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Apr 18 – Apr 21 all-day

Sacred Triduum Retreat

Begins with a Seder banquet followed the Mass of the Last Summer, Holy Hour, Good Friday and Holy Saturday services. Concludes with the Easter Sunday. Celebrate of the resurrection of our Savior and King Jesus Christ. Join the rich and sacred liturgies with the monks of Conception Abbey.

Cost $230 per person – (private room in St Gabriel’s for 3 nights, 7 meals and Seder Banquet).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $200 a person.

Apr
26
Fri
Oblate Retreat 2019 @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

“Living More Deeply with the Gospel as our Guide” – Sr. Karen Joseph, OSB

May
24
Fri
Calligraphy Retreat for Beginners
May 24 @ 5:15 pm – May 27 @ 12:00 pm

Calligraphy Retreat for Beginners

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 tenth century Carolingian script) using a felt-tipped calligraphy marker. 

Friday 5:15 dinner through Monday noon. Cost $250 per person – (private room in St Gabriel Hall, meals, social, supplies, and director fee).  Those willing to share a room the cost is $230 a person.

May
27
Mon
Bible Scripts Calligraphy Retreat
May 27 – Jun 1 all-day

Bible Scripts Calligraphy Retreat

Bible Scripts (advanced):  Renaissance Roman lettering and illuminated letters. Daily Lectio Divina sessions.  The week will focus on the Roman Capitals and Humanist minuscules used in lettering bibles during the Renaissance.  Monday evening through Saturday noon. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat.

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Conception, MO 64433
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