Celebrating Christmas

One of the best things about Christmas in the monastery is that our life is so united with the Church’s liturgical year, that we truly experience the celebration of Christmas throughout the Octave. For most of society, once December 25th is passed, Christmas is officially over. These days within the Octave of Christmas have been […]

Monastic Life

Please be sure to check out the blog on Conception Abbey’s main website to see my latest contribution: 5 Ways to Live Like a Monk in the World. Yesterday evening we had two vocation candidates arrive. On Friday evening we will have six more arrive for the weekend, and we will add one more on Saturday […]

Video: Encountering Christ

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!  Today is our big feast day as we celebrate this wonderful Solemnity for the Church and our community which is under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception. I completed a video and launched it this morning on Facebook and YouTube. It communicates the importance that monasteries have in the […]