Clyde by Air

The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri (just two miles down the road) asked me to do some aerial photography and videography with the aerial drone. I had been wanting to take pictures of their beautiful grounds. They have a nice community and many extraordinary buildings. Enjoy these pictures from the air. Advertisements

Celebrating with our Neighbors

Every year for the Feast of St. Scholastica, the sisters (our Benedictine neighbors) invite the monks to join them for Vespers and supper. The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are just 2 miles down the road and we have a great relationship and a long history. The Feast of St. Scholastica was transferred one day […]

Morning Ministry

I had Mass at 7:30am for the Benedictine Sisters of Clyde all week long.  Just about every day I had to scrape ice off of the car in the morning.  It was a cold week!   Below:  The best thing about being out and about in the morning–Sunrise! Below:  Clyde still has one of the […]

From Sunrise to Sunset

This week I have had Mass for the Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration at Clyde.  It is a great week to go to Clyde because Mass is at 7:30am, but the sunrise is around 7:15am.  I get to see the sun showing itself as it creeps above the horizon.  I packed my camera along and […]

Tri-C Celebration

Conception Abbey hosted the Tri-C Celebration (the communities of Conception, Conception Junction, and Clyde).  It started with the annual Lollipop Parade at 12:30pm, traveling from the St. John Paul II Recreation Center to the Basilica Parking Lot. The “100 year after” Community picture was taken in front of the Abbey Basilica at 1:00pm.  The 1914 […]

Weekly Assignments

Each Saturday the Prior (Fr. Daniel) posts a new list of assignments goes on the monastery bulletin board. It lists anything from who is celebrating Mass during the week, to the bell ringer, to table waiters. There are “house” (monastery) assignments, and these assignments begin Saturday afternoon and continue throughout the week. Also, for the […]

Mass with the Sisters at OLR

A monk-priest is assigned to be chaplain to the Sisters of Clyde every week.  One celebrates the Mass in the main chapel at 7:30am, and a different priest is assigned to Our Lady of Rickenbach (OLR), where their elderly and infirm sisters reside.  Mass at OLR is at 11:00am each day.  I am assigned to […]

Sr. Maria Victoria Professes Final Vows

This morning I attended the Final Monastic Profession of Sister Maria Victoria Cutaia, O.S.B. at Clyde, Missouri. Abbot Gregory presided at the Eucharistic celebration where Sr. Maria Victoria committed herself forever to stability, conversatio, and obedience. It was a joyful day for the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and all who assembled to celebrate this […]

A Visit to our Neighbors

I am assigned for the week as the chaplain to the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, in Clyde, Missouri.  Each week a different priest from the Abbey is assigned to celebrate the morning Eucharist in their main chapel.  It is just a short two-mile drive over to the Sisters’ monastery, but this week the weather […]