Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of city life and snugged into the rolling hills of northern Missouri, Conception Abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks devoted to lives of prayer and Christian service. The monks serve in the role of parish priest when needed, but their chief concern, apart from prayer, is the training of new priests at Conception Seminary College. The Printery House is the current incarnation of a printing enterprise begun by the monks of Conception Abbey nearly 75 years ago.
The Printery House initially served to provide seminarians learning materials, but has grown to sell unique products to help to underwrite the Seminary itself. The in-house printing press is just one part of The Printery House. Through The Printery House, the monks also offer a broad selection of religious gift ideas to mark special times in the life of faith.
In addition to universally acknowledged occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and major cultural holidays, there are other times when giving a gift is a thoughtful gesture. Some people still bring hostess gifts when attending a party. Others may send a thank you gift after enjoying hospitality or receiving a personal act of service.