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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 and the seminarians were present.
Today we celebrated Mass of the Anniversary of the Dedication and Abbot Benedict presided.
Below: On this special day, we light all of the candles that on are on the pillars of the Basilica.