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Upcoming Retreats

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Jan
21
Fri
Retreat: Listening to the Voice of God (a silent retreat) @ Conception Abbey
Jan 21 – Jan 23 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB

Step away for the weekend from the busyness and distractions of your daily life which often can make listening to God challenging. Quiet your mind and heart in order to be attentive to the ways God is speaking to you and is at work in your life. This silent retreat is structured to assist you in deepening your prayer life and fostering an encounter with Jesus Christ. The weekend retreat schedule includes three conferences, Eucharistic Adoration and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (in person only)

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu

Jan
28
Fri
Retreat: St. Benedict’s Repair Kit for Modern Motorists @ Conception Abbey
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

Retreat Leader: Fr. Daniel Petsche, OSB

Life’s journey requires navigation, repair and maintenance, and enough fuel to reach our intended destination. Can you use a tune up? What does the wisdom of St. Benedict have to say about dealing with life’s challenges?

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
11
Fri
Retreat: The Old, the Sick, and those of Little Understanding in the Rule of St. Benedict
Feb 11 – Feb 13 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Thomas Sullivan, OSB

Mahatma Gandhi once famously stated: “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” This measure may be taken not only of nations but of monastic rules as well. Our study of “The Old, the Sick, and those of Little Understanding in the Rule of Benedict” provides us with a “true measure” of how any society, including contemporary societies, could and should act toward its vulnerable members.

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Feb
25
Fri
Retreat: Are You Stable? @ Conception Abbey
Feb 25 – Feb 27 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Reflections on the Benedictine vow of stability as rootedness, steadfastness, faithfulness, and perseverance in our daily life as Christians. It’s not just for Monks!

To register for the in-person retreat, contact guests@conception.edu. To register for the virtual option, fill out the form below.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Mar
18
Fri
Retreat: Calligraphy – Preparatory Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Preparatory retreat for weeklong advanced retreat in May. Continuation of Lectio Divina practice and introduction to the Italic style of lettering. Friday evening through Sunday noon. (in person only)

Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat

Mar
25
Fri
Retreat: Stop, Look, and Listen: Benedictine and Christian Watchwords
Mar 25 – Mar 27 all-day

Retreat Leader: Br. Cyprian Langlois, OSB

Reflections on how to stop, as resting in the Lord; to look, as sharpening our faith-vision; to listen, as fine tuning our faith-hearing in our daily lives. See how to practice mindfulness and awareness of God’s presence.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

Apr
14
Thu
Triduum Retreat: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday @ Conception Abbey
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day

Join our monastic and seminary community for the most sacred holy days of the year. Rich liturgies, daily retreat talks, a Seder meal, time for silence and a joyous Easter Vigil celebration will all be part of these days at the Abbey.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

 

May
27
Fri
Calligraphy: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat
May 27 – May 30 all-day

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 Carolingian script) using a felt-tipped calligraphy marker. Friday evening through Monday noon. (in person only)

Prices:
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

May
30
Mon
Calligraphy Advance: Bible Scripts (advanced)
May 30 – Jun 4 all-day

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 Renaissance period. Monday evening through Saturday noon. (in person only)

Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat, Calligraphy Preparatory Retreat

Prices:
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.

Jun
10
Fri
Hispanic Retreat: Come to the Father’s House and Let Us Be Fed by Christ!
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

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 and a source of intimacy with the Risen Christ and with each other. We will have the opportunity for Lectio Divina, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Prices:
Virtual retreat: $25 per computer connection or household. A link to the retreat will be emailed following registration.
Overnight: $180 single room, $165/person for a shared room with a spouse or member of the same household.