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  • Pray Like a Monk

    Not everyone is called to monastic life, so hopefully you can now take a deep sigh of relief. However, everyone is called to focus on the same goal for which the monks of Conception Abbey strive, namely, eternal life in heaven. This summer I was able...

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  • Brother Stephen Cardinal, O.S.B., enters eternal rest

    On Tuesday morning, 11 September 2018, between the Offices of Vigils and Lauds, the monastic community of Conception Abbey was informed of the unexpected death of our beloved confrere,   Brother Stephen Cardinal, O.S.B. Late the night before, Brother...

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  • Brother Jeremiah Tuttle, O.S.B., enters eternal rest

    In the hours before dawn on Wednesday 5 September 2018, our beloved confrere,   Brother Jeremiah Tuttle, O.S.B., heeding the call of the Lord to set aside the cares of this life, passed unburdened into the joys of heaven. Brother Jeremiah came to...

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  • Conception Abbey welcomes novices into monastic community

    [caption id="attachment_6885" align="alignright" width="401"] Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, stands with (left to right) Novice Gregory Conti, Novice Cole Johnson, and Novice Casey Vandersnick, following their entrance into the novitiate.[/caption] CONCEPTION,...

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  • The Printery House appears on national TV

    [caption id="attachment_6511" align="alignright" width="400"] Fr. Guerric Letter, O.S.B., appears on set of a recently recorded Home Shopping Marketplace segment.[/caption] The Printery House is making waves – airwaves, that is – to market new...

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  • Father Denis Dougherty, O.S.B., enters eternal rest

    On Saturday, 28 April 2018, at 7:48 a.m., our beloved confrere, Father Denis Dougherty, O.S.B., succumbed to a fairly sudden convergence of numerous physical circumstances that had brought him to the hospital twice in recent weeks. At age 89, Father...

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  • Summary of the Oblate World Congress held in 2017

    Below is the entire summary of the Fourth World Congress of Benedictine Oblates which was held in Rome in November 2017. It was written by Ann Cole and George & Barbara Appleby who attended as representatives from Conception Abbey. As you know, in...

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  • Fr. Joel Derks, OSB, enters eternal rest

    On Wednesday, 27 December 2017, at 2:07 in the afternoon, our beloved confrere, Father Joel Derks, O.S.B., having received the Apostolic Pardon, set aside the cares of this life so as to cross over unburdened to the joys of heaven. Father Joel was a...

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  • Devotional Prayer and Liturgical Prayer

    How devotional prayer and liturgical prayer work together in our spiritual lives  One of our oblates, who is also an Evangelical Christian, described to me his first experience of praying with the monks at Conception Abbey. It was at Evening Prayer,...

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  • Fr. Hugh Tasch enters eternal rest

    On Wednesday, 28 June 2017, between the Hours of Vigils and Lauds, our beloved confrere, Father Hugh Tasch, OSB, laid down the cares of earthly life and entered into the joy of his lord and master.  Jubilarian of both priesthood and monastic life, Father...

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