New Stained Glass Windows

As promised, I am posting pictures of the new stained glass windows in the Infirmary Chapel. The stained glass windows themselves are not “new,” but they were purchased from a church somewhere out east that had closed. So, these beautiful windows will now serve a new space of worship for many years to come. In […]

Ice and Progress

This past week we have been battling ice and wintery conditions. The bad weather has caused some professors not to be able to make the drive to Conception Seminary for their classes. I had to postpone a vocation trip to Omaha on Monday. Br. Placid has been working overtime caring for our parking lots and […]

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross were installed in the Basilica on Thursday. They are the original Stations, but were in need of restoration and touch ups. After they were placed on the wall, I can honestly say that they were worth the wait. They are very beautiful! See for yourself… On Friday afternoon the seminarians, […]

Lent Begins

Yesterday we celebrated Ash Wednesday. We begin our 40 day journey of uniting ourselves to the mystery of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. It’s a time to purify ourselves through practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Conception Abbey is offering daily Lenten reflections for the entire season of Lent. Different monks were asked to write […]

February Update

It’s February! The past week has gone by quickly. This past Saturday through Wednesday I had a friend of mine here doing some filming and photography work for me in the Vocation Office. Dave Sotelo was a seminarian for the Diocese of Wichita. He studied at Conception Seminary College for one year and we got […]