- 1 of 6The monastery church from the south side of the building.
- 2 of 6Guided tours are offered. See times below.
- 3 of 6Flowers from the monastery grounds
- 4 of 6A view of the dome from inside the bell towers.
- 5 of 6Indiana governor Mitch Daniels stopped by for a visit.
- 6 of 6A view of the dome of the bell towers.
We invite you to come spend time with us at Monastery Immaculate Conception. The monastery dates back to 1867 and is listed in the National Historic Register. The grounds include serene gardens, an outdoor Stations of the Cross, a labyrinth, and three shrines.
Tour and Mass Times
Guided tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. You may also schedule a group tour by contacting Sister Christine Kempf, director of tourism, at 812.367.1411, ext. 2657, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no guided tours July 23-27, as sisters will be in community meetings. A video is available, as well as a self-guided tour booklet.
You are welcome to join us for prayer or Mass:
Liturgy of the Hours:
Monday – Friday, 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 5:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday, 7:25 am
Saturday, 8:25 am (Sabbatical Saturday Mass at 10:25 am)
Sunday, 10:30 am
Our gift shop, For Heaven’s Sake, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed on Sundays, and open 24 hours a day at forheavensake.org.Visit our events calendar
For Heaven's Sake gift shop
The atmosphere of For Heaven’s Sake is relaxed, unhurried, serene — perfect for searching out unique gifts for the special people in your life.
Monastery Immaculate Conception is located in Ferdinand, Indiana, just off of I-64. Ferdinand is within driving distance from several metropolitan areas: Evansville (1 hour); Louisville (1 hour 15 minutes); Lexington (2 1/2 hours); St. Louis (3 hours); Cincinnati (3 hours); Indianapolis (3 hours); and Nashville (3 hours). Regional airports are located in Evansville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky.
From the east:
From I-64, take Exit 63 and turn right (north). Follow Main Street about 1 mile into the town of Ferdinand. Turn right onto 10th Street. The monastery will soon appear on your left.
From the west:
From I-64, take Exit 63 and turn left (north). Follow Main Street about 1 mile into the town of Ferdinand. Turn right onto 10th Street. The monastery will soon appear on your left.
From the north:
Take IN-162 South into Ferdinand, where it becomes Main Street. Turn left onto 10th Street. The monastery will soon appear on your left.
From the south:
Take IN-162 North into Ferdinand, where it becomes Main Street. Turn right onto 10th Street. The monastery will soon appear on your left.