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Feb
23
Fri
Encountering Christ Men’s Retreat
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

Retreat led by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB
Our Benedictine Retreats draw from more than 1500 years of wisdom in the Benedictine tradition and are rooted in the principles outlined by St. Benedict in his Holy Rule. Just as a monk orders his day around the Work of God, our Encountering Christ Benedictine retreats have a specific format and structure. On these retreats, you can expect:

  • A consistent and stable retreat schedule and experience
  • Four conferences given by a monk, intended to lead the retreatant to encounter Christ
  • Participation in the Divine Office and Mass with the monastic community
  • Specific times for personal prayer and lectio divina
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Silence and a technology “fast”
  • A rural and beautiful environment and the opportunity to walk the grounds

 

Pricing: $250 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Mar
8
Fri
Encountering Christ Women’s Retreat
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

Retreat led by Fr. Xavier Nacke, OSB
Our Benedictine Retreats draw from more than 1500 years of wisdom in the Benedictine tradition and are rooted in the principles outlined by St. Benedict in his Holy Rule. Just as a monk orders his day around the Work of God, our Encountering Christ Benedictine retreats have a specific format and structure. On these retreats, you can expect:

  • A consistent and stable retreat schedule and experience
  • Four conferences given by a monk, intended to lead the retreatant to encounter Christ
  • Participation in the Divine Office and Mass with the monastic community
  • Specific times for personal prayer and lectio divina
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Silence and a technology “fast”
  • A rural and beautiful environment and the opportunity to walk the grounds

 

Pricing: $250 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Apr
5
Fri
Calligraphy Retreat: Preparatory @ Conception Abbey
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day

Preparatory retreat for weeklong Bible Scripts retreat in May. Continuation of Lectio Divina practice and introduction to the Half-Uncial (Celtic) style of lettering.  Friday evening through Sunday noon. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat.

Apr
12
Fri
Encountering Christ Men’s Retreat
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

Retreat led by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB
Our Benedictine Retreats draw from more than 1500 years of wisdom in the Benedictine tradition and are rooted in the principles outlined by St. Benedict in his Holy Rule. Just as a monk orders his day around the Work of God, our Encountering Christ Benedictine retreats have a specific format and structure. On these retreats, you can expect:

  • A consistent and stable retreat schedule and experience
  • Four conferences given by a monk, intended to lead the retreatant to encounter Christ
  • Participation in the Divine Office and Mass with the monastic community
  • Specific times for personal prayer and lectio divina
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Silence and a technology “fast”
  • A rural and beautiful environment and the opportunity to walk the grounds

 

Pricing: $250 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

Oblate Retreat
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
Each year the Oblates of Conception Abbey come for days of retreat, spiritual renewal, and community.

May
3
Fri
Encountering Christ Men’s Retreat
May 3 – May 5 all-day

Retreat led by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB
Our Benedictine Retreats draw from more than 1500 years of wisdom in the Benedictine tradition and are rooted in the principles outlined by St. Benedict in his Holy Rule. Just as a monk orders his day around the Work of God, our Encountering Christ Benedictine retreats have a specific format and structure. On these retreats, you can expect:

  • A consistent and stable retreat schedule and experience
  • Four conferences given by a monk, intended to lead the retreatant to encounter Christ
  • Participation in the Divine Office and Mass with the monastic community
  • Specific times for personal prayer and lectio divina
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Silence and a technology “fast”
  • A rural and beautiful environment and the opportunity to walk the grounds

 

Pricing: $250 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

May
17
Fri
Encountering Christ Women’s Retreat
May 17 – May 19 all-day

Retreat led by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB
Our Benedictine Retreats draw from more than 1500 years of wisdom in the Benedictine tradition and are rooted in the principles outlined by St. Benedict in his Holy Rule. Just as a monk orders his day around the Work of God, our Encountering Christ Benedictine retreats have a specific format and structure. On these retreats, you can expect:

  • A consistent and stable retreat schedule and experience
  • Four conferences given by a monk, intended to lead the retreatant to encounter Christ
  • Participation in the Divine Office and Mass with the monastic community
  • Specific times for personal prayer and lectio divina
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Silence and a technology “fast”
  • A rural and beautiful environment and the opportunity to walk the grounds

 

Pricing: $250 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

May
24
Fri
Calligraphy: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat
May 24 – May 27 all-day

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. 

Encountering Christ Men’s Retreat
May 24 – May 26 all-day

Retreat led by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB
Our Benedictine Retreats draw from more than 1500 years of wisdom in the Benedictine tradition and are rooted in the principles outlined by St. Benedict in his Holy Rule. Just as a monk orders his day around the Work of God, our Encountering Christ Benedictine retreats have a specific format and structure. On these retreats, you can expect:

  • A consistent and stable retreat schedule and experience
  • Four conferences given by a monk, intended to lead the retreatant to encounter Christ
  • Participation in the Divine Office and Mass with the monastic community
  • Specific times for personal prayer and lectio divina
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Silence and a technology “fast”
  • A rural and beautiful environment and the opportunity to walk the grounds

 

Pricing: $250 a person.

Retreat costs includes all the meals, a private room with its own bathroom and shower, linen and towels, retreat director fee, handouts and any private spiritual direction time. Prices are set to cover these costs. Anyone unable to pay the suggested amounts may leave whatever offering they can afford.

Abbey Guest Center Contact Information:
guests@conception.edu | Phone: (660) 944-2809

May
27
Mon
Calligraphy Retreat: Bible Scripts (Advanced)
May 27 – Jun 1 all-day

Uncial lettering. Daily Lectio Divina sessions.  The week will focus on the Half-Uncial (Celtic) script and illuminated letters.  Monday evening through Saturday noon. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat.