Thunder Cup 

This weekend we hosted six seminaries in our annual Soccer and Volleyball Tournament, also known as the “Thunder Cup” tournament. Saturday morning the soccer games began. There were six teams competing, and each were guaranteed two games. The winning teams from each bracket would face off in the championship Sunday morning. It was an overcast day, […]

March Madness

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all the Irish (and all who wish they were Irish). We have a nice line-up of great saints this week:  St. Patrick, St. Joseph (March 19), and St. Benedict (March 21).  We celebrate the “passing” or “transitus” of St. Benedict as our solemnity, which is this Saturday. Yesterday evening, even […]

Seminary Basketball

Conception Seminary College’s basketball team played in the annual seminary basketball tournament at Mundelein (near Chicago).  Last year they finished 3rd overall, but they lost some key players who had graduated. This year the team won one game and lost two.  The more important part was the quality time they enjoyed together and growing in friendship. Dangerous winter […]

Sports Weekend

The Conception Seminary College “Thunder Cup” (Soccer/Volleyball tournament) began Saturday morning with the first round of soccer games.  It was a beautiful and sunny fall day for soccer and everyone seemed to be in good spirits for some inter-seminary competition.  Conception Seminary has two soccer fields, so four of the six teams in the tournament […]

Bring the Noise

Saturday, Oct. 18– The long awaited Seminary Soccer-Volleyball Tournament is just around the corner.  The seminarians are getting excited about it all.  The six team round robin volleyball tournament begins at 7:00PM and will have teams from St. Joseph’s College Seminary (Chicago, IL), St. Meinrad (St. Meinrad, IN), St. Gregory the Great Seminary (Seward, NE), […]

Seminary Volleyball Team

The Seminary volleyball team is preparing for the big tournament which will be held on Saturday, October 18.  Several other seminaries will travel and bring soccer and volleyball teams to the inter-seminary tournament hosted by Conception Seminary College, named “The Thunder Cup.” Our seminarians have been practicing twice a week since early September, and now we […]

‘Real’ Volleyball

I have been coaching the seminary volleyball team for the past few weeks.  Our tournament against other seminaries is on October 18.  In order to prepare them for the games, I wanted to take them to a Northwest Missouri State Women’s Volleyball game to show them some “real volleyball.” The Bearcats are a talented group […]

Volleyball Practice

I am coaching the Seminary volleyball team again this year in preparation for our Seminary Soccer and Volleyball Tournament, a.k.a. “The Thunder Cup”.  The tournament takes place the weekend of October 18-19 and we invite several other seminaries to travel to Conception, Missouri to compete. Last year, our volleyball team improved immensely on my leadership, […]

Conception Seminary Basketball Featured on KQ2 News

A few weeks ago a reporter from KQ2 News in St. Joseph, Missouri came to Conception Abbey and Seminary College to film Conception Seminary College’s basketball team.  The footage was edited to become a 3-part series focusing on Skip Shear (Director of Wellness at Conception Seminary) and his role with CSC athletics. The Documentary is […]

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 […]