Stained Glass Window Installed

I learned how to make stained glass windows while I was studying theology in preparation for the priesthood in St. Vincent’s in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It was an interest and a hobby that I did on the side between studying for classes. I made a few windows, but nothing spectacular, mainly gifts for family and friends. […]

Clyde by Air

The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri (just two miles down the road) asked me to do some aerial photography and videography with the aerial drone. I had been wanting to take pictures of their beautiful grounds. They have a nice community and many extraordinary buildings. Enjoy these pictures from the air.

Crozier Complete

Once Bishop Johnston was named the new bishop of our diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, I decided to work on a wooden crozier for him. When he was ordained bishop in 2008 for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, I made him a crozier which was gifted to him on behalf of our seminary college. Unfortunately, […]

Br. Etienne Ordained Deacon

Br. Etienne Huard, O.S.B. was ordained a deacon Thursday evening. Bishop Johnston, our local ordinary of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, was the ordaining bishop. Family, friends, and the monastic community gathered in the Basilica church for this joyful occasion. Br. Etienne will complete his final year of theological studies at St. Vincent Seminary […]

Seminary Graduation

This past weekend we celebrated with the graduates of Conception Seminary College who completed their bachelors of arts in philosophy and eagerly await the next step in their lives. The Conferral of Degrees was Saturday afternoon followed by a reception. The seminarians departed to their respective dioceses for the summer shortly after Mass on Sunday. The dynamic […]

Seminary May Day

The seminarians had the annual May Day festivities today. The seminary divides into the blue and white team for a day long tradition of sporting events and competition. It is a tradition that dates back many decades at Conception Seminary College. The day began with a promising weather forecast. It was windy, but sunny and reaching […]

Abbey Basilica Anniversary

Today we celebrate 125 years of the Dedication of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Our historic basilica church was dedicated on May 10, 1891. It has served as the place of worship and encounter with God.It is a space of beauty and grandeur. With gratitude we celebrate this special anniversary in our history. In honor of […]

Abbey Trails 2016

Saturday morning we had our 21st Annual Abbey Trails 5K run/2 mile walk. It was a great success as we welcomed 175 participants. It turned out to be a beautiful May morning, with the exception of one small rain cloud and one bolt of lightning that occurred partway through the race. I participated in the […]