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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Campus is looking nice these days, plenty of beautiful colors. The seminarians return, so that will keep many of us plenty busy. Enjoy the colors!
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 […]
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 […]
The new students arrive for seminary orientation in less than two weeks. There are many small projects to complete before then. I was recently appointed as chaplain to the Freshman class, so this year I will reside in St. Michael’s Hall with the incoming Freshmen. The chaplain quarters needed a little work, so Postulant Adam […]