Yesterday evening Conception Abbey hosted its first #GivingTuesday event.  On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world came together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Conception Abbey accepted and wrapped Christmas gifts of clothing, toys, and other presents to give to underprivileged families.  Monks, employees, and members of the local community came together in order to make a difference in the lives of others this Christmas.

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Yesterday morning I was in Kansas City, Missouri celebrating Mass at Rockhurst High School.  Rockhurst is a Jesuit run boys school.  I had the 7:00am Mass for Fathers and their Sons.  After Mass I spoke at three different freshman classes about Benedictine Monastic Life.  The students had many questions, which I was happy to answer.  I have always enjoyed my visits to Rockhurst.