Mother's Day Weekend

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Abbey –  A Mother’s Day Gift she will never forget

Friday or Saturday May 8/9 – Sunday noon May 10, 2015 

Treat Mom to a night or weekend in which the staff and monks of the Abbey Guest Center at Conception Abbey will provide her with spiritual renewal and rest.  She will join the monks in daily prayer, have all her meals cooked for her and she will be our special guest at a reception in her honor. You and the family are invited to join her on Sunday to celebrate mass with her on Mother’s Day and enjoy a nice dinner to follow.   Mother’s, Grandmother’s, and Godmothers, all are welcome.  Spouses of course are welcome too.  Enjoy one or two nights in the new Abbey Guest House. Be sure to plan ahead so we can send you a nice gift certificate to give mom before you gift her with this special weekend.   Many options are possible. Please call the Abbey Guest Center for details – 660.944.2809

Pentecost Retreat: Come Holy Spirit, Renew the face of the earth

Friday evening - Sunday noon, May 22 – 24, 2015

Pentecost is the completion of Easter.   Join Fr. Peter Ullrich, OSB as we consider the meaning and implications of the coming of the Holy Spirit and look at the liturgical texts for the feast.  ($160 for single accommodations, $130 per person for double accommodations).   

Gardening Retreat: "More tips and tricks form the Abbey gardens"

Friday evening - Sunday noon, May 22 – 24, 2015

Come to the Abbey and reflect with gardeners Archbishop Jerome Hanus, Karen Ceckowski, Rich O’Neill and Br. Placid Dale 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. ($160 for single accommodations, $130 per person for double accommodations).

Calligraphy Retreat: Lettering the Word Retreat

Friday evening through Monday noon, May 22 - 25, 2015

A time to explore calligraphy – beautiful writing – as a pathway to better lectio divina – the prayerful pondering of Scripture so central to a vital Christian life. Br. Michael Marcotte, a talented and experienced calligrapher, will introduce you to a foundational hand and move from the basics of the lettering to the use of calligraphy in your prayerful reflection. No previous experience is required. Calligraphic markers, exemplars and paper will be provided. ($180 for single accommodations, $150 per person for double accommodations).

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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