(660) 944-3100

Abbey Guest Center

(660) 944-2809

Upcoming Retreats

Mar
27
Fri
Calligraphy: Preparatory Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

Calligraphy: Preparatory Retreat

Retreatants will continue the daily prayer practice of Lectio Divina by lettering the words of Sacred Scripture from the daily Eucharist readings. In an atmosphere of prayerful quiet, participants will be introduced to the Italic style of lettering. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat. Led by
Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Apr
4
Sat
Annual RCIA Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Abbey Guest Center Annual RCIA Retreat 

Over the Palm Sunday weekend, catechumens and their sponsors, along with other interested guests, will participate in a retreat centered on the foundations of a sacramental life. This includes retreat talks and a candle light service as part of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sunday morning Lectio Divina, a Palm Sunday procession, and Eucharist with the monks of Conception Abbey. Led by Abbey Guest Center Staff, monks and seminarians.

Apr
9
Thu
Holy Triduum Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Apr 9 – Apr 12 all-day

Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

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. 

Apr
17
Fri
Oblate Retreat 2020 @ Abbey Guest Center
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day

Sr. Rosann Ocken, OSB, Prioress of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Norfolk, Nebraska

May
22
Fri
Calligraphy: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat @ Conception Abbey
May 22 – May 25 all-day

Calligraphy: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat 

Introduction to the use of calligraphy as a means of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading). Using the prayer practice of Lectio Divina participants will be lettering the words of Sacred Scripture from the daily Eucharist readings. In an atmosphere of prayerful quiet, you will learn the Foundational hand using a felt-tipped calligraphy marker. Led by Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

May
25
Mon
Calligraphy Advance Retreat: Bible Scripts (advanced) @ Conception Abbey
May 25 – May 30 all-day

Calligraphy Advance: Bible Scripts (advanced)

In an atmosphere of prayerful quiet, you will learn the Italic Chancery Cursive lettering and related illuminated letters. Daily Lectio Divina sessions will provide time to reflect upon the Sacred Scripture text of each day by meditating on the words of the text. The week will focus on the Italic minuscules and capitals used in Bibles during the period of the Renaissance. Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat and Calligraphy Preparatory Retreat. Led by Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Jun
13
Sat
Annual Family Retreat: Called to be Saints @ Conception Abbey
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day

Annual Family Retreat: Called to be Saints

Spend 24 hours with your family in an atmosphere of faith, fun and family time. Faith–filled sessions about Catholic saints, spiritual arts and craft projects, a scavenger hunt, daily prayers with the monks, and a sing-along with the monastic band. Led by the Abbey Guest Center Staff and the monks of Conception Abbey.

Jul
10
Fri
Oblate Pray & Work Weekend @ Abbey Guest Center
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

Oblate Prayer & Work Weekend

A weekend of work and prayer with staff and monks of Conception Abbey. Help with greatly needed projects of all kinds from outdoor gardening to binding liturgy books. Prayer is woven in and around meals and work. For more information, contact the Abbey Guest Center at (660) 944-2809 or guests@conception.edu or Fr. Daniel Petsche, OSB, Oblate Director at oblates@conception.edu.

Sep
4
Fri
Calligraphy: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat @ Conception Abbey
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

Calligraphy: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat

Introduction to the use of calligraphy as a means of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading). Using the prayer practice of Lectio Divina participants will be lettering the words of Sacred Scripture from the daily Eucharist readings. In an atmosphere of prayerful quiet, you will learn the Foundational hand using a felt-tipped calligraphy marker. Led by Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Oct
30
Fri
Oblate Fall 2020 Retreat
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

Contact Us

Phone: (660) 944-2809
Fax: (660) 944-2885
guests@conception.edu
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Location

37174 State Highway VV
Conception, MO 64433
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