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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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  • 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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  • Three men enter novitiate at Conception Abbey

    On Monday, August 14, 2017, the novice master Fr. Xavier Nacke, OSB, led the three postulants from the entrance of the Abbey Basilica to the altar where they were met with this question: “What is your request?” Standing before Abbot Benedict Neenan,...

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  • One Bread, One Cup comes to Conception

    Fr. Paul reflects on the first One Bread, One Cup high school liturgical leadership conference at Conception Abbey and Seminary College Each summer, St. Meinrad hosts several “One Bread, One Cup” gatherings. At these five-day liturgical leadership...

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  • 5 Common Fears with Discerning your Vocation

    In his inaugural homily, Saint John Paul II said, “Brothers and sisters, do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept his power.” His words echo the refrain heard from Jesus throughout the Gospel Resurrection accounts where his disciples are often...

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  • What Is Monastic Life For A Catholic Monk?

    What does monastic life for Catholic monks look like?  Using Chapter 48 of his Rule as a guide, St. Benedict outlines the daily schedule of prayer and work for his monks. The monastic horarium, or schedule, is the heartbeat of the monastic community....

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  • Learning About Religious Vocational Discernment

    It is very easy to be stressed during the process of religious vocational discernment. High school and college students find it especially tough. Some Catholics can take years figuring out what they feel God's will is for them. Breaking down what religious...

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  • A Christmas Message from Abbot Benedict

    “The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David s savior has been born for you who is Christ the Lord.’” Luke 2:10-101 Dear Brothers...

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  • Prior’s Journal: The Upcoming Abbatial Election

    Many people have been recently asking about how an abbot is elected - what is the process? do monks run? what happens during the election? I wanted to take a few minutes to clarify the process and how the community has been preparing for all of you -...

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  • 5 Ways to Discern Religious Life

    Here are five things you can do to help discern your vocation by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB, Conception Abbey Vocation Director Take time daily for personal prayer Prayer is the foundation for discerning your vocation and deepening your relationship...

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