Annual Harvest Days Retreat

Saturday through Tuesday, October 15-18.

This annual event offers the opportunity to harvest the fruits, vegetables and herbs of the many Abbey gardens.  Guests take part in harvesting and preparing all kinds of homemade delights like mint jelly, mint teas, pesto, dried herbs for cooking, horseradish sauce, relishes, pecans, black walnuts and apples from the Abbey orchard.  It is a fun time for all and includes the time to join the monastic community in prayer and Eucharist. 
(Costs for lodging, meals, conferences and reception: $250 for single accommodations, $200 per person for double accommodations).  For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone 660-944-2809 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
website:  www.conceptionabbey.org\guests

 

Oblate Retreat October 2016

OBLATE RETREAT - FALL 2016         NEW

October 28-30, 2016

Fr. Benedict Neenan, O.S.B. explains the history of Beuronese style and art.
Br. Michael Marcotte, O.S.B. on Beuronese Art & Music

Plan now to attend.  For more information contact Oblate Director, Fr. Albert, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   More details will be coming soon.

Refresher Calligraphy Retreat

Lettering the Word Refresher Retreat
Friday evening through Sunday noon, November 11-13, 2016  

A weekend refresher weekend for individuals who have already taken the introductory “Lettering the Word” retreat given each year on Memorial day weekend and again in August.  This retreat continues the Lectio Divina practices learned in the beginner’s retreat, reviews the Foundational hand and introduces the retreatant to the use of ink and dip pens (provided).  Limited to 12 persons. Materials fee $25. Prerequisite: annual “Lettering the Word” retreat.  Begins at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, November 11th and runs through lunch on Sunday, November 13th. $50 deposit required, not refundable after October 11.  ($170 for single accommodations, $150 per person for double accommodations.)   For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone 660-944-2809 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
website: www.conceptionabbey.org/guests

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours,
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riday-Sunday November 18-20 

Learn how to pray the Liturgy of the Hours in your home.  This introductory workshop gives you the resources and practice to pray the Liturgical prayer of the Church.  The weekend also includes the historical background of this ancient prayer practice that is still being used to make holy the various hours of the day.  There will be quiet time for reflection and opportunity to pray with the monastic community.  (Retreat costs lodging, meals, conferences and reception: $165 for single accommodations, $135 per person for double accommodations).   For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone 660-944-2809 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;
Website:  www.conceptionabbey.org/guests

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Jubilee Year of Mercy - Holy Hour for Mercy
The final Holy Hour will be:
Solemnity of Christ the King - November 20, 2016
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm - Abbey Basilica

The Holy Hours will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, entrance through the Holy Door, Scripture and homily, and opportunity for reconciliation.  The basilica is open daily for pilgrim visits.  Eucharist is celebrated Monday-Friday at 11:45am; Saturday at 11:15am; Sunday at 10:30am. We welcome parish groups. Please contact the Abbey Guest Center to work out details.

If you are planning to bring a parish group please contact the Abbey Guest Center two weeks prior to the date.  660.944.2809; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Advent Quiet Day of Reflection

Advent day of reflection:  Preparing your heart for Christ's coming.    Wednesday December  7  

Spend the day at the Abbey to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.   See how the Advent season prepares us to celebrate in a very rich way Christ’s coming into the world and into our hearts.   The day begins with coffee and rolls at 9:00 followed by a conference, Mass and lunch follow.  There will be more quiet time and a concluding conference at 2:30 pm.  (Lunch and retreat fee:  $20 per person).  For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone 660-944-2809 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  
Website: www.conceptionabbey/guests.

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Annual New Year Retreat

December 30-January 1, 2017  New Year Retreat, Friday-Sunday

Join the Abbey Guest Center Staff and Archbishop Jerome Hanus in a reflective time of prayer and spiritual talks to help bring in the New Year.  There will be time for quiet reflection and prayer, a holy hour on New Year’s eve, with the opportunity to celebrate Reconciliation, and enjoy a festive New Year’s reception.  (Retreat cost for lodging, meals, conferences and reception: $170 for single accommodations, $140 per person for double accommodations). For reservations contact the Abbey Guest Center: phone 660-944-2809 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Flannery O'Connor weekend retreat

The Flannery O'Connor weekend will not be offered this year.

Oblate Retreat April 2017

OBLATE RETREAT - SPRING 2017                 NEW

April 21-23, 2017

"The Iconography of the Abbey Basilica" with Brother Thomas Sullivan, O.S.B.

You've visited our basilica many times, learn more of the background and theology behind the many Beuronese murals that adorn our basilica.

For more information contact Oblate Director, Fr. Albert, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Full information available soon.

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