March for Life

I met up in Washington, D.C. with a group of eight Conception Seminary College seminarians who traveled the distance for the March for Life. I flew and they opted for the road trip experience. When I arrived Thursday morning, I headed to St. Anselm’s Abbey where we would be staying the evening. The English Benedictine […]

Alumni Union Renovation

Last year I was assigned to head a team to look at renovating our “Alumni Union.” It is the space in St. Maur Hall where the seminarians congregate regularly when they are looking to relax, interact with one another, and just hang out. Additionally, the Union offers snacks and beverages to purchase. It is one of […]

The Abbatial Blessing 

Abbot Benedict was blessed as the 10th Abbot of Conception Abbey in a beautiful ceremony on Sunday, January 15th. While the weather prevented many guests from attending, we were able to live-stream the liturgy online. You can still watch the video by clicking here Below are some pictures from the ceremony at which Bishop Johnston […]


On Monday evening, January 2nd, Br. Etienne and I traveled with 45 students from Northwest Missouri State University to attend SEEK 2017, the Catholic college student conference put on by FOCUS. Monday evening we departed Maryville, Missouri at 9:30 PM en route to San Antonio, Texas. I’m not one for long bus rides, but the […]