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Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes for a New Year of Happiness!

The monks are grateful for so many blessings, especially our family, friends, and benefactors. We celebrated Midnight Mass with a Basilica filled with people from the area. The nice and dry weather was conducive to travel, so we had a good number of guests.

I had Mass at Conception Junction Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It was a blessing to celebrate with the local community.

Soon, I will post a video entitled, “Christmas at Conception Abbey.” It will show sights and sounds from the days preceding Christmas to our Christmas celebrations. Stay connected!

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Above: The Nativity scene decorates the monastery dining room.
Below: Dessert for our banquet on Christmas Eve, after First Vespers of Christmas.IMG_0987IMG_1014
Above: The sanctuary decorated with wreathes, poinsettias, and banners.
Below: The crib in the northeast minor apse of the Basilica.
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Above: Abbot Gregory is celebrant at Midnight Mass.
Below: The decorated Basilica after Midnight Mass.
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