Pope Francis has declared 2015 to be The Year of Consecrated Life, which begins with the first Sunday of Advent. The monks of Conception Abbey will continue offering heartfelt prayers for the needs of the Church and the world. We also ask you to join us in praying specifically for vocations to Conception Abbey, to ensure our growth in numbers and in holiness. During this special year, we entrust the cause of vocations to the Master of the Harvest, conscious that it is the grace of the Holy Spirit that stirs the hearts of young people to be courageous and follow Christ and the path that He has prepared for them.