Adventures in Bicycling

On Saturday, seminarian John Paul Hartnedy (Diocese of Little Rock) and I headed out on a little biking pilgrimage. Our plan was to ride the Wabash Trace Nature trail from Blanchard, Iowa to Imogene, Iowa and visit St. Patrick’s Church in Imogene. The monks have been reading the history of the Diocese of Des Moines […]

Partnering for Future Priests

Yesterday was the 8th annual Partnering for Future Priests (PFP) event in St. Joseph, Missouri. The event was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish. This year’s proceeds go toward the renovation of the seminary student union space in St. Maur Hall. Entertainment included the seminary Mariachi band.

Coffee Shop Night

It is the middle of March.  The seminarians put on their annual seminary talent night, also known as, “Coffee Shop Night.”  The evening of entertainment featured a variety of acts featuring seminarians and monks:  comedy skits, musical acts, and even videos.  It is a nice time for the Abbey and Seminary community to gather and […]

Alumni Ordinations

May and June are busy times for alumni of Conception Seminary College to be ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in their respective dioceses. It is obviously a joy and blessing to the Church to see men who studied at our seminary come to this great moment in their life. During the year 2014, Conception […]

Home Sweet Home

Sunday evening we pulled into the drive at Conception just before 10:30pm.  It was a long and arduous journey from Mundelein, Illinois, particularly due to the duration of the drive (close to 8 hours) and the unpleasant weather.  I led the group, driving in the car, followed by two vans and a suburban full of […]