Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young women who came to Ferdinand, Indiana, from Covington, Kentucky. Originally, the group lived in a small, three-room cottage near the parish church. Within the year, the community had outgrown the small cottage. Two rooms and a chapel were added and subsequently occupied on September 1, 1868. A larger brick building was built and then dedicated to the Immaculate Conception on July 11, 1870.
The community continued to grow, and the land on which the monastery now stands was purchased. Construction of the quadrangle began in 1883 and was completed in 1886. Since that time, several structures have been added to the monastery complex, including the iconic domed church.
Visit the Monastery
We invite you to come spend time with us at Monastery Immaculate Conception.The grounds include gardens, Stations of the Cross, and three shrines.
Retreats and Programs
Experience one of our programs or retreats and find yourself immersed in the transforming presence of God.