Work, Travel, and Baseball

I completed my first draft of the Fall-Winter issue of Tower Topics and sent it to my proofreaders.  I received their edits and I am now working hard to make changes to the publication before sending it to the printer.  Hopefully it will hit mailboxes in one month.  It is always such a big project to work […]

Sports Weekend

The Conception Seminary College “Thunder Cup” (Soccer/Volleyball tournament) began Saturday morning with the first round of soccer games.  It was a beautiful and sunny fall day for soccer and everyone seemed to be in good spirits for some inter-seminary competition.  Conception Seminary has two soccer fields, so four of the six teams in the tournament […]

Bring the Noise

Saturday, Oct. 18– The long awaited Seminary Soccer-Volleyball Tournament is just around the corner.  The seminarians are getting excited about it all.  The six team round robin volleyball tournament begins at 7:00PM and will have teams from St. Joseph’s College Seminary (Chicago, IL), St. Meinrad (St. Meinrad, IN), St. Gregory the Great Seminary (Seward, NE), […]

Family Weekend

This past weekend was Conception Seminary’s Family Weekend.  Most parents arrived sometime on Saturday to check in on their sons.  Hopefully everyone was found in good form.  Saturday was a beautiful sunny day to walk around campus.  One could see many younger siblings running around and enjoying themselves, hanging out with their older brothers. Families […]

Saying Goodbye

A monk I studied with at St. Vincent, who is from St. Andrew’s Abbey (Cleveland), left me a voice message last night notifying me that Fr. Bill Wiethorn passed away.  Fr. Bill was a friend of mine and was a Capuchin priest whom I met in February 2004 when I was in seminary.  It was […]

Seminary Volleyball Team

The Seminary volleyball team is preparing for the big tournament which will be held on Saturday, October 18.  Several other seminaries will travel and bring soccer and volleyball teams to the inter-seminary tournament hosted by Conception Seminary College, named “The Thunder Cup.” Our seminarians have been practicing twice a week since early September, and now we […]

Partnering for Future Priests

Friday evening we had our annual Partnering for Future Priests Dinner and Auction at Our Lady of Guadalupe church in St. Joseph, Missouri. It was an enjoyable evening and delicious meal, with the proceeds benefiting Conception Seminary College. This is the 6th year for the event. Monks, faculty, and seminarians attended the dinner.

From Sunrise to Sunset

This week I have had Mass for the Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration at Clyde.  It is a great week to go to Clyde because Mass is at 7:30am, but the sunrise is around 7:15am.  I get to see the sun showing itself as it creeps above the horizon.  I packed my camera along and […]