Outside Our Parish

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Diocesan Retreat Centers and Spiritual Directors

Retreats at Conception Abbey in Conception Missouri

December 30-Jan 1 Annual New Year’s Retreat

Begin the New Year in prayer and reflection. Staff and Monks will look forward to the feast of the Epiphany—a reflection upon what the Lord has made known to us and how we will reflect that in our daily lives. Take time to bring in the New Year with more than resolutions. How do we make what the Lord has manifested in our lives become the gifts we offer to others? We will also offer special sessions and handouts in Spanish.

Room/Meal/Director fees: $180 single room; $300 double room ($150 each)

General Info

All our retreats and days of recollection provide a setting which lends itself to quiet reflection, personal prayer and relaxation along with the opportunity to join the monastic community for prayer and Eucharist. Day programs can include overnight accommodations upon request.

Contact us for more information or to make a reservation at, ( (660) 944-2809, guests@conception.edu , or at www.conceptionabbey.org/guests

Young Adult Ministry

Anyone in their 20s and 30s is invited to join Novos Young Adults for social, spiritual and service activities.  Events typically happen every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, with occasional weekend gatherings.  For more information on upcoming events visit our  Facebook page or email us

Want To Strengthen Your Marriage?

Join our new marriage enrichment ministry, The Third Option, which meets the first and third Monday of each  month  from 7:00-9:00pm in the Mercy Hospital Conference Room (1111 6th Avenue, East Tower). This is an on-going support group for marriages, built upon 14 skill based workshops that cover a comprehensive set of tools to help couples develop better understanding, sensitivity and trust.  It’s for all couples, whether they are facing obstacles in their marriage, or just trying to make a good thing better!  Come join a community focused on the skills that make a marriage thrive! For more information, please visit http://www. dmdiocese.org/the-third-option.cfm.    

Creighton University Retreat Center

Griswold, Iowa         Website

Private/Individual Retreats

- Directed 8-day and 30-day Retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and offered throughout the year in hopes of meeting individual schedules.


- Private retreats of any duration with Spiritual Direction are available by request. 

To register or request more information for any of our scheduled retreats, please call or email:

Phone:  712-778-2466      Email:  curc@netins.net