Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen, Alleluia! Easter blessings to you from the Monks of Conception Abbey. We celebrated our Easter Vigil this morning beginning at 4:30 AM. Monks, seminarians, and guests gathered for the powerful celebration of Christ’s victory. Please be assured of our prayers. Tomorrow evening we will welcome our sisters from Clyde for […]

Dr. Scott Hahn Talk

We had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Scott Hahn to speak at Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College on Friday. Dr. Hahn is Roman Catholic lay theologian, contemporary author, professor, and Christian apologist. He is a former Presbyterian who converted to Catholicism. He is an author of many books. Dr. Hahn gave a talk to the […]

Fall Monastic Experience Weekend

The monks of Conception Abbey are hosting a Monastic Experience weekend this fall.  Experience Benedictine monastic life at Conception Abbey from October 31st to November 2nd.  Men between the ages of 18-35, who are considering a vocation to religious life, are invited for a discernment retreat.  This weekend will be an excellent opportunity to draw closer to God […]

Back to School

The new seminarians arrived on Wednesday.  A small group of the returning seminarians were on hand to offer hospitality and assistance to the new students, as part of the Seminary Orientation Team.  The schedule has involved different conferences, introducing students to the various aspects of seminary formation, including academic, character, and spiritual formation.  The evening […]

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 […]

What’s for dinner?

Many people are surprised when they find out that the monks eat almost all of their meals in silence.  Okay, maybe they are just surprised to hear that I do not talk during meals.  My experience has been that even when you are not talking with the people around you at meals, there is still […]

What is a monk?

It is a question that comes up when a non-Catholic family member hears that you entered a monastery.  But, then again, the question arises when you visit your home parish and tell the regular Church-goers that you joined a monastic community and are a Benedictine monk. In either instance, the question is posed, What is […]