Living the Gospel

I completed a video featuring several aerial shots of the Abbey. You don’t get to see these angles all that often. Please share this video with any young men who you feel may have a monastic vocation or anyone who could benefit spiritually from a visit to our monastery. Advertisements

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 […]

One Week

In just one week the new seminarians will be arriving at Conception Seminary College.  Those monks directly (and indirectly) involved with their formation are making preparations during these last days. Just this morning I sat in on a meeting planning the arrival of the freshmen class, which I will oversee this year.  We have 26 […]

Behind the Cloister Door

We’re back in the Monastery! The monastic community made the move on Monday, June 15th.  While much of the work occurred on that day, there is still plenty of moving and cleaning going on.  Everyone is adjusting well to a familiar environment with a completely new look. Workers still roam the hallways giving necessary attention […]

The Cornhusker State

This past weekend I traveled to Nebraska for a junior high and high school youth event.  The event was in Kearney at the Catholic High School.  The event was called “Going Bananas for Jesus.”  I guess the title has some kind of history to it, which I only received part of the story.  They did, […]

Monastic Humor

This past weekend we welcomed 3 men for our Monastic Experience Weekend.  It was great to have these guests especially as we celebrated the Feast of St. Benedict on Saturday.  Bishop Sis of the Diocese of San Angelo was the celebrant and homilist.  Please continue to pray for vocations. Fr. Macario and I worked on […]

Shedding Light on it

Yesterday evening we had a beautiful sunset. I was out front just as the sun was setting to catch these great pictures. We continue to enjoy weather that is in the 60’s. It looks like it should be highs in the 60s or 70s in to the weekend.   Below: Beautiful light and shadows in […]

More Ask a Monk Videos!

I finally finished editing and publishing these last two Ask a Monk videos of Fr. Victor and Br. Michael. This completes 15, I believe, videos total.  I hope you have found them entertaining and insight into our community and the many personalities.

Ash Wednesday and Monastic Lenten Practices

Abbot Gregory presides over Ash Wednesday Mass and the distribution of ashes. As ashes were distributed, each person was marked with the sign of the cross and heard the formula:  “Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” There are several different practices that the monks observe for the Lenten season. Ash Wednesday is a Day of Recollection […]

Vocation Trip

On Friday I headed out to attend a couple of vocation events. First, I traveled to Manhattan, Kansas for the Kansas Catholic College Student Convention. There were close to 300 students at the event and I set up a display promoting the monks of Conception Abbey. It was good to see so many Catholic college […]