On Saturday, seminarian John Paul Hartnedy (Diocese of Little Rock) and I headed out on a little biking pilgrimage. Our plan was to ride the Wabash Trace Nature trail from Blanchard, Iowa to Imogene, Iowa and visit St. Patrick’s Church in Imogene. The monks have been reading the history of the Diocese of Des Moines […]
These late days of April are beginning to feel more like spring. The magnolias are beginning to bloom, or what survived of them. The seminarians have only a couple weeks of school left before Graduation weekend, May 12-13. On Wednesday I visited with a couple of different youth groups. The first included the 6th, 7th, […]
Last week during the Easter Octave on Wednesday the monastic community had their lunch in the common space in the new addition to the Infirmary. The purpose of the gathering was to welcome the monks from Benet Lake, Wisconsin who had recently moved to Conception Abbey during the previous weeks. It was a time to […]
Easter Monday morning looked more like Christmas morning. I got outside to capture some of the sights of about 5 inches of snow that fell Easter day. The Benedictine Sisters from Clyde joined us for our traditional Easter Monday gathering. They came for Vespers and a banquet.
HAPPY EASTER! We have had a beautiful past few days celebrating the Sacred Triduum. We had many guests joining us this week for the celebrations. Holy Thursday’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Good Friday were very prayerful. Thursday and Friday the weather was very nice and spring-like. On Holy Thursday and Easter Sunday we […]