St. Michael’s Hall Open House

Happy Feast of the Angels, Michael, Raphael and Gabriel! This is, in many ways, a secondary patronal feast for the monks of Conception Abbey. In celebration of the angels, the freshmen and sophomore seminary dormitory, St. Michael’s Hall had its annual open house. Monks and seminarians were invited to check out the living quarters of […]

Alumni Reunion

This past Friday was our annual Alumni Reunion. There was a good showing from the Class of 1967, celebrating their 50th anniversary. The nice weather allowed the social hour to take place in the plaza area in front of St. Michael’s Hall. This year’s speaker was Fr. Paul Turner. He was introduced by the new […]

September Update

The Infirmary addition construction is coming along nicely. This past week workers sprayed on a foam insulation on the exterior of the building. Below: See the construction from the air! Below: September weather has been very pleasant. Below: On Sunday morning there was a fog descending upon the Abbey. One of our neighbors took this picture […]

Abbot Christian Visits

We are blessed to have Abbot Christian Meyer of Engelberg as our guest this week.  Since 2010 he has been the 59th abbot of our 900 year old mother house and this is his first visit to the United States.  He will attend the meeting of Abbots President at St. Meinrad Archabbey next week and then […]

Labor Day Picnic

One of the enjoyable annual events where the monastic and seminary communities interact is at the Labor Day Picnic. The seminarians just concluded a Day of Recollection (day of silence and prayer) and they were ready to visit and enjoy some brats and burgers. Monks and seminarians gathered near the picnic tables behind St. Benedict […]