End of May

I flew the drone on Wednesday to capture these beautiful pictures of the monastery. Below: You can see the progress being made on the addition to St. Stephen’s Infirmary. On an evening walk I captured this rainbow looking to the east. The clouds were particularly beautiful that evening. One evening Fr. Etienne (just one week ordained) […]

Br. Etienne Ordained a Priest

Our confrere, Brother Etienne, was ordained a priest Thursday evening. His family, friends, and monastic brothers were present for the joyful occasion. Fr. Etienne had studied theology at St. Vincent Seminary (Latrobe, PA) these past four years. Now that he has completed his studies, he will be assigned as the Kitchen Master and as a chaplain […]

Seminary Graduation

On May 13, thirty-one seminarians completed studies at Conception Seminary College, one of the largest classes in recent history. We wish them the best of luck and continued prayers as the discern God’s will for their lives.

Anniversary of Basilica Dedication

May 10, 1891 was the Dedication of the Abbey Basilica. Every year we celebrate its anniversary, and now we are up to 126 years. For Conception Abbey it is observed as a Solemnity. We are grateful for being able to worship in such a beautiful church. Yesterday evening we celebrated First Vespers of the Solemnity […]

The First Week of May

There were plenty of activities going on this past week, and the next week it looks like it will continue. May 13-14 is graduation weekend for Conception Seminary College. On Saturday, April 29, we had some bad weather, mainly strong winds and rain. A large branch from the tree in the cemetery split from the base. The […]