October’s Beautiful Colors

If the wind doesn’t blow all of the leaves off of the trees, then we’ll be able to enjoy the nice colors for a little longer. This year’s fall colors are no disappointment. Campus is looking great as the temperatures drop. This morning it was close to freezing temperature, but forecasts say Sunday and Monday could […]

Thunder Cup Weekend

We had lots of activities and visitors this weekend.  First, our Board of Regents members arrived on Friday for their meetings in order to help offer input and feedback regarding the Seminary planning.  Bishop Dendinger celebrated Mass Friday evening. Bishop Johnston, the Bishop-elect of our Diocese, Kansas City-St. Joseph, is pictured with the seminarians from […]

Family Weekend

Above and Below:  Beautiful weather– this is my favorite time of the year. It was our annual Family Weekend for the seminarians.  Their parents, siblings, and other relatives enjoyed a weekend of activities and some wonderful weather.  All enjoyed Evening Prayer with the monastic community, a social afterwards, and a banquet in the dining rooms. […]

Witnessing the Faith

On Sunday early afternoon, seminarian Chris Davis (Diocese of Salina) and I decided to bike to Maryville to participate in Life Chain Sunday.  I tried getting others involved, but not too many were thrilled about the 35 mile round trip.  We planned to do this a couple days before, but when Sunday rolled around, it […]

Seminary Fundraiser

Friday evening was our 7th Annual Partnering for Future Priests (PFP) seminary dinner/auction fundraiser.  The dinner was held in St. Joseph in the parish hall at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  More than 200 friends and benefactors joined the monks of Conception Abbey, priests of the diocese, and the seminarians of Conception Seminary College.  The […]