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Conception Abbey, Conception

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#85 of 117 in Historic Sites in Missouri
Must see · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Conception Abbey, site of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, is a monastery of the Swiss-American Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation. The monastery, founded by the Swiss Engelberg Abbey in 1873 in northwest Missouri's Nodaway County, was raised to a conventual priory in 1876 and elevated to an abbey in 1881. In 2021 the community numbered fifty-eight monks who celebrate the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours daily and who staff and administer Conception Seminary College, The Printery House, and the Abbey Guest Center. Monks also serve as parish priests and hospital chaplains in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph and other dioceses. There is also a large postal facility attached to The Printery House, operated by lay employees, which includes package shipping and delivery facilities.

Conception Abbey is located in Conception, Missouri, just outside Conception Junction.
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  • It's hard to add anything new to the previous reviews. As we were walking up to the basilica, I sneezed and looked around to make sure I hadn't bothered anyone, as it is a very quiet place. We had a.....  more
    It's hard to add anything new to the previous reviews. As we were walking up to the basilica, I sneezed and looked around to make sure I hadn't bothered anyone, as it is a very quiet place. We had a.....  more »
  • A very quiet place to get away for sure. Very beautiful setting. I stayed in the guest house. very clean and simple. Meals are available for $7 which I declined. The gift shop has a wide arrange of... 
    A very quiet place to get away for sure. Very beautiful setting. I stayed in the guest house. very clean and simple. Meals are available for $7 which I declined. The gift shop has a wide arrange of...  more »
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  • The monks, Brothers, and staff are really helpful. They are truly chosen for their ministry at Conception Seminary College.
  • A wonderful place that every Catholic should visit.

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