Crozier Complete

Once Bishop Johnston was named the new bishop of our diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, I decided to work on a wooden crozier for him. When he was ordained bishop in 2008 for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, I made him a crozier which was gifted to him on behalf of our seminary college. Unfortunately, […]

Br. Etienne Ordained Deacon

Br. Etienne Huard, O.S.B. was ordained a deacon Thursday evening. Bishop Johnston, our local ordinary of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, was the ordaining bishop. Family, friends, and the monastic community gathered in the Basilica church for this joyful occasion. Br. Etienne will complete his final year of theological studies at St. Vincent Seminary […]

Board of Regents

Our Board of Regents is meeting this weekend. The meetings began Friday afternoon and continue today. The Board helps Conception Seminary College with strategic planning and offering various kinds of insight and direction. Yesterday afternoon the monastic and seminary community gathered for Mass and the principal celebrant and homilist was Archbishop George Lucas of the […]

Bishop Kemme Visits

Bishop Kemme of the Diocese of Wichita is visiting his men at Conception Seminary College these days. He arrived Tuesday evening and will stay through our Board of Regents meetings this weekend. Bishop Kemme will have a chance to visit with the seminarians from his Diocese who are studying in our seminary college. There are […]

Bishop Johnston Visits

It is with great joy that we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception each year. It reminds us of what good things God has worked in Mary’s life and in her role as Mother of God. Similarly, it is a particuarly special day for the monks of Conception Abbey, since it is our patronal […]

The Cornhusker State

This past weekend I traveled to Nebraska for a junior high and high school youth event.  The event was in Kearney at the Catholic High School.  The event was called “Going Bananas for Jesus.”  I guess the title has some kind of history to it, which I only received part of the story.  They did, […]

Archbishop Jerome with Pope John Paul II

The post was submitted by Archbishop Jerome Hanus, O.S.B.  Archbishop Jerome is the retired archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa.  He is a monk of Conception Abbey and was elected as Abbot of the monastery in 1977.  In 1987, he was named bishop of St. Cloud, Minnesota.  During his time as Abbot and Bishop, he visited with […]