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Upcoming Retreats

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Oct
28
Fri
Oblate Retreat
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm
Each year the Oblates of Conception Abbey come for days of retreat, spiritual renewal, and community.
Nov
4
Fri
Silent Retreat on Reconciliation and Eucharist
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB

Spend a quiet weekend at Conception Abbey reflecting on the beauty and value of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Eucharist. Each sacrament is a real meeting with Jesus.

Spiritual direction will be available as well as Eucharistic Adoration.

Prices:
$200 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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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

Nov
11
Fri
Calligraphy: Follow-up Retreat
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Continuation of daily Lectio Divina practice. Beginners are introduced to the use of ink pens. Friday evening through Sunday noon. (in person only)

Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat

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

Follow-up Calligraphy Retreat and Continuation of Lectio Divina practice
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Br. Michael Marcotte, OSB

Beginners are introduced to the use of ink pens. Friday evening through Sunday noon.
Prerequisite: Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat.

Pricing:
$200 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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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

Dec
2
Fri
Silent Advent Retreat
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Fr. Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center staff

Advent is a time of waiting and anticipation. Set aside time, like Mary, to ponder in your own hearts the Nativity of Our Lord. In the silence, allow the real presence of Christ dwelling within you to comfort and awaken your own spirit. The Friday night conference will prepare you with ways to use the silence well. Spiritual direction will be available as well as Eucharistic Adoration.

Pricing:
$200 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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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

Jan
13
Fri
Icon Retreat
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Karen Ceckowski

Learn how to read and discover all the beautiful and prayerful messages written in each icon. Then prayerfully discover how to use these sacramental images as a means to prayer and reflection. Each person will go home with numerous icons and a booklet to help them continue learning.

 Pricing:
$200 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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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

 

Feb
17
Fri
Liturgy of the Hours Weekend
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Abbey Guest Center staff

Embrace the rich history behind the practice of sanctifying the hours of the day, and learn how to continue to pray these hours on your own once you return home. This call to prayer by all the People of God will enrich your life and enable you to pray these prayers of public worship with the entire Church.

Pricing:
$200 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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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

Mar
3
Fri
Silent Lenten Retreat Weekend
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm

Retreat Leaders: Fr Roger Schmit, OSB, and Abbey Guest Center staff

Follow the advice of John the Baptist this Lent by searching for what you need to do so that Christ increases and you decrease. Allow the time of silence to reflect upon what obstacles or pedestals that keep you distracted from spiritual growth in your life. Spiritual direction will be available as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The Friday night conference will prepare you with ways to use the silence well.

Pricing:
$200 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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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

Apr
1
Sat
Palm Sunday, RCIA and Adult Faith Renewal Retreat
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Retreat leaders: Fr Roger Schmit, OSB, Br Placid Dale, OSB, and Karen Ceckowski

Bring Lent to a conclusion with one of the most exciting, reflective and enriching weekends. This weekend allows us to look more deeply into the Sacramental life of the Church. Includes a candlelight Reconciliation Service, a social gathering to meet those from other parishes coming into the Church, and the Palm Sunday procession.

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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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

Apr
6
Thu
Pascal Triduum at the Abbey
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm

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

Pricing:
$250 per 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.


All retreats include prayer with monastic community and Lectio Divina.
We offer weekend Confirmation Retreats lead by our staff. To get more information on what we offer, costs and availability, email us with your request.

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