Do you feel called to discern a vocation as a Benedictine Monk?

There is a great need for courageous men to lay down their lives in imitation of Jesus Christ and humbly follow in the monastic way of life. It is a life of conversion, but one that leads to a deep, abiding peace and communion with God. If you sense that the Holy Spirit is leading you to explore monastic life, then I invite you to consider if God is calling you to Conception Abbey.

We are a Benedictine monastery of fifty-five monks located in Northwest Missouri that faithfully lives out the Rule of St. Benedict and a balanced life of prayer and work. We invite men who are healthy, joyful, generous with their talents, desire to live in community, and most importantly, men who desire holiness to explore our monastery more closely. Founded in 1873, the monks of Conception Abbey have responded to the needs of the Church through a variety of ministries, but especially through the chanting of the Divine Office five times a day and the celebration of the Eucharist daily.

If you believe that God might be calling you to monastic life, I invite you to explore the process further by contacting me, the Vocation Director of Conception Abbey.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB
(660) 944-2857


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