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About the Monastery

Conception Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located in northwest Missouri where all we do is dedicated to the glory of God following the instructions of St. Benedict in his Rule. We exist to praise God in our daily cycle of prayer and work, welcome guests, educate future priests, and share the Gospel. Learn more about us and know you are always welcome at Conception Abbey.

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Becoming a Monk

How Does One Become a Monk or Priest?

It is important in your prayer to allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you in your discernment. Listening to the Holy Spirit, and the many ways God speaks to us is essential to discerning your vocation.

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Prayer and Work

"The brothers should have specified periods of manual labor as well as for prayerful reading."
(Rule of St. Benedict, 48:1b)

In Chapter 48 of his Rule, St. Benedict outlines the daily schedule of prayer and work for his monks. The monastic horarium, or schedule, is the heartbeat of the monastic community.

The History of Conception Abbey

But for the persistence of an Irish-American missionary named Father James Power, Conception Abbey may never have existed.

As Father Joel Rippinger, O.S.B., recounts in his book, The Benedictine Order in the United States, the hard-working Father Power had long tried to lure a religious community to the region to serve the colony of Irish and German immigrants he'd founded before the Civil War.

News

When in Rome

Abbot Primate Gregory Polan reflects Abbot Primate Gregory Polan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his abbatial blessing in 1996 and the 50th anniversary of his monastic profession in 1971....

Monastic Milestones

FR. NORBERT   |   FR. RICHARD   |   FR. RENE   |  ARCHBISHOP JEROME   |    FR. ALBERT    |    ABBOT PRIMATE GREGORY    Fr. Norbert Schappler, OSB | 75 years professed  ...

Calendar

Dec
12
Sun
10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
Sunday Eucharist
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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17
Fri
all-day Monastic Experience Retreat
Monastic Experience Retreat
Dec 17 – Dec 19 all-day
The Monastic Experience Retreat is for young men considering a vocation to monastic life at Conception Abbey. Come experience how our life is lived in prayer and work, meet our monks, and visit with our…
Dec
19
Sun
10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
Sunday Eucharist
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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26
Sun
10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
Sunday Eucharist
Dec 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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2
Sun
10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
Sunday Eucharist
Jan 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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