Magnolias in Bloom

The magnolia trees between the monastery and St. Maur Hall are in full bloom. The opened up sometime early last week and were spared from the freezing temperatures. Currently they are clinging to the branches amid some fierce southern winds that we have been having these days. The rest of the trees are starting to […]

Easter Monday Tradition 

The monks are happy to continue a tradition that has gone on for many years. On Easter Monday the monastic community welcomes the Benedictine sisters from Clyde for evening prayer and supper. It is always a fitting way to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.                                        

Happy Easter

Dear Friends, Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! Happy Easter to all of you! We had a beautiful celebration of the Easter Vigil, beginning in darkness at 4:30 a.m., but concluding in the light of a new day. May the Risen Christ fill your heart with joy and peace during this Easter season.


These days of the Sacred Triduum at Conception are very beautiful and a powerful experience. It is good to have many guests with us for the liturgical celebrations. Yesterday we celebrated Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Abbot Gregory presided at the Eucharist and participated in the Washing of Feet. Below: Seminarian Dave […]

Mid-Week Update

Some recent rain has brought the nice green color out in the grass and signs of spring are starting to bud everywhere. After yesterday’s rain, the sun came out later in the afternoon and campus looks beautiful at sunset. This aerial shot captures all of the buildings on campus. In the monastery chapter room, the […]

Coffee Shop Night

The seminary talent show evening held every spring is called “Coffee Shop Night.” The evening event featured numerous musical acts, videos, and a lot of humor. The seminarians are a talented group, especially from a musical perspective, much of which was showcase in the night of entertainment.

Board of Regents

Our Board of Regents is meeting this weekend. The meetings began Friday afternoon and continue today. The Board helps Conception Seminary College with strategic planning and offering various kinds of insight and direction. Yesterday afternoon the monastic and seminary community gathered for Mass and the principal celebrant and homilist was Archbishop George Lucas of the […]

Bishop Kemme Visits

Bishop Kemme of the Diocese of Wichita is visiting his men at Conception Seminary College these days. He arrived Tuesday evening and will stay through our Board of Regents meetings this weekend. Bishop Kemme will have a chance to visit with the seminarians from his Diocese who are studying in our seminary college. There are […]

Lenten Conferences

On Tuesday evenings during Lent, the monks have a community conference after Vespers. Abbot Gregory decided to have some of the members give presentations on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. These works are particularly good areas of reflection during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. This evening Br. Anselm gave a conference on the […]