Jubilee Year of Mercy

Jubilee Year of Mercy - Holy Hour for Mercy

Conception Abbey will host a Holy Hour for Mercy on four separate Sundays during the coming year.

Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ - May 29, 2016
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.

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.

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.

 

Gardening Retreat: The Joys of Gardening

Gardening retreat - the Joys of Gardening
Friday evening-Sunday noon, May 27-29, 2016

Come to the Abbey and reflect with gardeners Archbishop Jerome Hanus, O.S.B.,  Karen Ceckowski, Rich O’Neill and Br. Placid Dale, O.S.B. on the joys of growing things in God’s wonderful creation.   Hands-on practice will send you home with cuttings and gifts from the Abbey gardens.  Time to pray the Liturgy of the Hours and celebrate the Eucharist with the monastic community is also a part of the weekend.  (Suggested offering for lodging, meals, conferences and reception: $160 for single accommodations, $130 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. .

Calligraphy Retreat for Beginners

Calligraphy Retreat:  Lettering the Word Beginner’s Retreat
Friday evening through Monday noon, May 27-30, 2016  

A retreat for beginners that explores the use of calligraphy as a means of meditating upon Sacred Scripture (Lectio Divina).  Participants will learn to write the Foundational hand using felt tip calligraphic markers.  Pens, paper and all materials will be supplied.  Time will be provided for prayer, walks, rest and participation in the Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist with the monastic community.  Limited to 12 persons.  No previous experience required.  Please indicate if left-handed.  Begins at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, May 27th and runs through lunch on Monday, May 30th.  Calligraphic markers, exemplars and paper will be provided.  ($180 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. .

Calligraphy Retreat - Biblical Scripts

Bible Scripts: The Carolingian Hand
Monday evening through Saturday noon, May 30-June 4, 2016

A continuation of the Lectio Divina practices learned in the “Lettering the Word” retreat, but exploring a new hand. Retreatants will study Carolingian minuscule, the hand used in the writing of bibles in the 9th and 10th centuries.  Time will also be devoted to the demonstration of historical tools and materials and to the creation of illuminated letters.  Participants will be supplied with pen nibs/holders, ink, paper, brushes, gold leaf and paint.  The class will be provided with time for daily Lectio Divina sessions and leisure for prayer, walks, rest and participation in the Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist with the monastic community.  Limited to 12 persons.  Materials included. Participants bring their ink, dip pen (Speedball C-2) and layout paper.  Prerequisite: “Lettering the Word” retreat.   Begins at 7:45 p.m. on Monday May 30 and runs through lunch on Friday, June 3, 2016.  ($450 for single accommodations, $390 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. .

Faith, Fun, and Family: A Family Retreat Weekend

Faith and Fun: a Family Retreat Weekend
June 25-26, 2016

Set aside this twenty-four hour get-away to Conception Abbey with the whole family. Time for fun and spiritual enrichment.  Take a look at the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy - how to include them in family life.  Procession through the Holy Doors of the Year of Mercy. Time for quiet reflection too.  Join the monks in praying the Liturgy of the Hours and celebrating the Eucharist.  There will be time to go fishing, enjoy a sunset hay ride to the Marian Grotto, family games, an art room and so much more.(Suggested donation for lodging, meals, conferences and snacks: $40 per person.  Children under 12 are free.  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. .

Mother Daughter Weekend Retreat

MOTHER & DAUGHTER RETREAT WEEKEND  NEW


July 22-23, 2016

Many enjoyed the Mother - Daughter weekend in March,  so we're planning another one for this July.  More details will be available soon.  Check back for full information.

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.

 

 

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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