Magnolias in Bloom

The magnolia trees between the monastery and St. Maur Hall are in full bloom. The opened up sometime early last week and were spared from the freezing temperatures. Currently they are clinging to the branches amid some fierce southern winds that we have been having these days. The rest of the trees are starting to […]

Easter Preparations

It takes the coordination and help of many people in order to put together one of the most beautiful Easter Vigils around.  The Vigil at Conception Abbey begins in complete darkness and silence at 4:30am Easter Sunday.  The Easter fire is lit outside in front of the Basilica. This afternoon the Sacristan, Br. Bernard, was […]