Thunder Cup Weekend

This past weekend, October 13-14, six other seminaries traveled to Conception, Missouri to compete in our annual Thunder Cup Tournament. The weekend features a soccer tournament and a volleyball round robin tournament. The soccer fields were pretty soggy from several days of rain that fell before the weekend. The main soccer field was torn up […]

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 […]

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, […]

Thunder Cup Weekend

We had lots of activities and visitors this weekend.  First, our Board of Regents members arrived on Friday for their meetings in order to help offer input and feedback regarding the Seminary planning.  Bishop Dendinger celebrated Mass Friday evening. Bishop Johnston, the Bishop-elect of our Diocese, Kansas City-St. Joseph, is pictured with the seminarians from […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Week Ends, the Week Begins

We have had significantly cooler temperatures these past few days.  On Friday we had a high of only 54.  Saturday morning it was 36 degrees out, before warming up to 63. Fortunately the weekend was very sunny.  It made for excellent biking weather, and I spent every free moment on my bicycle, knowing that there […]