Easter Sunday

Easter Greetings from Conception Abbey.  Christ is Risen, Alleluia!!! Our day began pretty early today.  I woke up at 3:40am and got ready in order to serve as MC at the 4:30am Vigil.  Gathering in the dark of night, we had excellent weather in order to have our Easter fire outdoors.  The procession ensued as […]

Nameday

At Conception Abbey, it is our house custom that we do not do much to celebrate birthdays.  However, what we celebrate is a monk’s nameday.  A “nameday” is the feast day of a saint after whom a person is named. In monastic life, the Abbot gives a new name to the monk at profession.  It […]