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Mass for the Alumni Reunion was on Friday late afternoon and the principal celebrant was Abbot Gregory. This would be the last Mass he would celebrate in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception before he departed for Rome.

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The prayers and readings focused on the theme of mercy as Abbot Gregory (below) delivers his homily.img_6984img_7019img_7045
Below: Alumnus Keith Jiron, who has served in lay ministry in the Catholic Church since he completed his Pre-Theology degree from Conception Seminary College received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Keith was joined by his wife Kate and their four sons.img_7074img_7087img_7122

Below: After Mass, the alumni gathered for a group photo in the nave of the Basilica.img_7211img_7215

There was a social in St. Michael’s Plaza following Mass, a time for seminarians, monks, and alumni to visit.img_7241img_7247img_7282img_7299img_7307

Sunday morning Abbot Gregory departed Conception Abbey. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his assignment as Abbot Primate.

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