Bible Study Retreat

On Sunday afternoon I invited several of the college students from my Wednesday Bible Study to come to the Abbey for a few hours for fellowship and some time to pray at the end of an academic year. The group all graduated from the local high school in Conception Junction within the past 4 years […]

Prayer for Vocations

Sunday was the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It was also the spring priesthood discernment retreat, Encounter with God’s Call weekend. Conception Seminary College welcomed around 70 young men to check out the seminary. Sunday afternoon, there was a Eucharistic procession out to the Marian Grotto on campus. Sunday evening I had Mass at the […]

Witnessing the Faith

On Sunday early afternoon, seminarian Chris Davis (Diocese of Salina) and I decided to bike to Maryville to participate in Life Chain Sunday.  I tried getting others involved, but not too many were thrilled about the 35 mile round trip.  We planned to do this a couple days before, but when Sunday rolled around, it […]

Come Holy Spirit 

Below: The Holy Spirit painting that is on the ceiling of the chapter room in the newly renovated monastery.  Pentecost is a very special feast for me personally.  Two years ago, when I was ordained a priest, the first Sunday Mass I celebrated at my home parish in Stillwater, Oklahoma was on Pentecost Sunday. Two […]