Calligraphy Retreat: "Bible Scripts: The Half Uncial Hand"

Monday evening through Saturday noon, May 25-30, 2015

A continuation of the Lectio Divina practices learned in the “Lettering the Word” retreat, but exploring a new hand. Retreatants will study Half Uncial (Celtic) script, the first hand used in the famous Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels (7th to 9th centuries) with calligrapher Br. Michael Marcotte. Time will also be devoted to the demonstration of historical tools and materials and to the creation of illuminated letters. Limited to 12 persons. Prerequisite: “Lettering the Word” retreat. ($395 for single accommodations, $330 per person for double accommodations).

Family Fun Weekend

Faith, Fun, Family and Fishing Weekend.

Saturday through Sunday, August 8-9, 2015

Arrive in time Saturday afternoon to begin with 5:15 pm Evening Prayer with the monastic community, followed by dinner and an evening of fishing, a hay ride and a bonfire.  A special fishing contest with prizes.  Abbey fishing guru Karen Ceckowski will team up with members of the monastic community to lead a fun-filled family get-away at Conception Abbey.  Sunday morning you will join the monks for Morning Prayer followed by breakfast, Mass and a very nice lunch.  Bring a cooler, you can clean and take home your catch.  No fishing licenses needed.  Fishing lessons for the first time anglers.  Call for details 660.944.2809

Oblate Retreat: Your Way of Acting Should Be Different: The RB & Catholic Social Teaching

Join us April 1-3, 2016 for our Spring Oblate Retreat,
"Your Way of Acting Should Be Different: The RB & Catholic Social Teaching," directed by Fr. Patrick Caveglia.

For more information contact Father Albert Bruecken, Oblate Director: phone 660-944-2900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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. .

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