More Fall Colors

These past few days have proven to be one of the most beautiful fall seasons that I can remember. The leaves are especially vibrant, and this weekend we have enjoyed temperatures in the mid-60’s. We had our share or cloudy and rainy days, but the trees are in all their glory and beauty. Nothing says […]

From Above

The weather has been beautiful this week and the sun finally broke through the clouds today to unveil some vibrant colors. Just during this week we have seen a remarkable difference with the amount of foliage on the trees. We still have a ways to go, but spring is off to a great start. This […]

Behind the Cloister Door

We’re back in the Monastery! The monastic community made the move on Monday, June 15th.  While much of the work occurred on that day, there is still plenty of moving and cleaning going on.  Everyone is adjusting well to a familiar environment with a completely new look. Workers still roam the hallways giving necessary attention […]

Moving Day Approaches

Moving Day, also known as “Monday”, is quickly approaching.  The monks are eager to settle into the newly renovated monastery. There are four “moving teams” assigned and each team will have ½ hour to move the effects of each monk from St. Joseph Hall to the monastery.  Monks are asked to have their belongings boxed and […]

Abbey Trails

Saturday morning we had the 20th annual Abbey Trails 5K run/2 mile walk.  This year’s event drew a slightly smaller crowd that previous years, probably mostly due to the weather.  The threat of rain may have discouraged casual participants from attending.  While it rained before and after the event, there was only a light rain during […]

All the Colors

It has been a beautiful week of cooler temperatures in the 70’s. All of the monks have enjoyed it immensely. On this day nine years ago, I was received into the community as a postulant. I remember the feelings of excitement and of simply desiring to do what I thought God was asking me to […]

Encounter Weekend

Conception Seminary College hosts a come and see weekend for young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood.  Encounter with God’s Call weekend occurs once in the fall semester and once in the spring.  The participants hear a variety of talks about the joys and challenges of discernment and share their experiences in following Christ. […]

From the Archivist’s Files

This posting was submitted by Br. Bernard Montgomery, O.S.B., a monk of Conception Abbey.  Br. Bernard has several monastic job assignments, but he contributes this entry in his role as Abbey Archivist. I became archivist of the Abbey in November of 2009.  I am responsible for the day to day oversight and work of collecting […]