St. Michael’s Hall Open House

Happy Feast of the Angels, Michael, Raphael and Gabriel! This is, in many ways, a secondary patronal feast for the monks of Conception Abbey. In celebration of the angels, the freshmen and sophomore seminary dormitory, St. Michael’s Hall had its annual open house. Monks and seminarians were invited to check out the living quarters of […]

Alumni & Open House

This past weekend was our annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.  We welcome more than 100 alumni.  Many of them were eager to return to see the newly renovated monastery, a capital campaign to which many of them contributed generously. Bishop Pates (Diocese of Des Moines) was the Guest Speaker for Alumni Day and he also celebrated Mass […]

Donor Thank You

On Sunday we invited our donors and benefactors to join us for Mass, a banquet, and an open house and tour of the newly renovated monastery. Many local friends from around the Abbey were also invited to take a look at our new house.  The Basilica was completely filled with guests as we extended our […]

Open Hearts, Open Doors

These past few days have been filled with God’s many blessings. On August 14, Novice Adam Haake, a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, who has discerned a call to monastic life at Conception Abbey, is testing that call in the novitiate.  During this one year period of discernment, he will pray and […]

Seminary Open-House

Every year on the respective Feast Days (or “Namesdays”) of their buildings, the seminarians have their open-house.  Each building is named after a saint, so on the Feast of St. Michael (September 29), the freshmen and sophomores have open-house in St. Michael’s Hall. This year, the monks are occupying St. Joseph Hall, which is normally the […]

St. Michael’s Hall Open House

Every year on the evening of the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the college freshmen and sophomores open their doors for an open house.  They welcome other seminarians and the monastic community for a social and for the chance to greet them on their own turf.  Open house was from 7:30pm to 10:00pm […]