Donor Thank You

On Sunday we invited our donors and benefactors to join us for Mass, a banquet, and an open house and tour of the newly renovated monastery. Many local friends from around the Abbey were also invited to take a look at our new house.  The Basilica was completely filled with guests as we extended our […]

A New School Year with New Leadership

We officially welcomed Fr. Brendan Moss, O.S.B. (St. Meinrad Archabbey) and Fr. Pat York (Diocese of Wichita) to the Conception Seminary community.  Fr. Brendan was installed as President-Rector in a very beautiful and joyful ceremony on Sunday.  He was joined by family, friends, monastic confreres of St. Meinrad, and the Conception community.  Fr. Pat takes […]

Seminary Orientation 

The new seminarians arrived and are slowly getting accustom to campus.  As the new freshmen chaplain, I have the privilege of living on the residence floor with 26 freshmen.  Yes, it is good news…numbers are up, with total enrollment at 108.  This news is a great cause for hope in the Church. The freshmen seem […]

Open Hearts, Open Doors

These past few days have been filled with God’s many blessings. On August 14, Novice Adam Haake, a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, who has discerned a call to monastic life at Conception Abbey, is testing that call in the novitiate.  During this one year period of discernment, he will pray and […]

One Week

In just one week the new seminarians will be arriving at Conception Seminary College.  Those monks directly (and indirectly) involved with their formation are making preparations during these last days. Just this morning I sat in on a meeting planning the arrival of the freshmen class, which I will oversee this year.  We have 26 […]