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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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  • Alumni Reunion Weekend

    Mass for the Conception Seminary College Alumni Reunion was on Friday late afternoon and the principal celebrant was Abbot Gregory. This would be the last Mass he would celebrate in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception before he departed for Rome...

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  • Reception for Abbot Gregory

    On Wednesday evening the monks had a reception and banquet in honor of Abbot Gregory. It was a time to gather as a monastic community as say "thank you" to Abbot Gregory for almost 20 years of service as abbot, as he soon departs for Rome, Italy to begin...

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  • Abbot Gregory Returns Home

    After being elected Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation on Saturday, September 10th, Abbot Gregory was set to return home to Conception Abbey last night. However, his flight out of Rome was delayed, so the original plan of welcoming him at...

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  • Evening Prayer with the Monks

    What is it like to pray with the monks? I recently completed a video of Vespers, our evening Office of Thanksgiving. As a major hour of the Divine Office, the monks line up in order of seniority in the monastery glass hallway. The Abbot, Prior, and...

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  • New Tower Topics

    The Summer 2016 Tower Topics should be hitting mailboxes this week. As the Editor of the magazine, it is always rewarding to see it finally in print. Some of you may be thinking that mid-September is a little late for the summer issue. Well, you would...

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  • Abbot Gregory Elected Abbot Primate

    Earlier today our spiritual father and abbot of Conception Abbey, Abbot Gregory, was elected as Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation. He was elected by the abbots from around the world to serve as the official liaison of the Benedictine Order...

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  • Basilica Steps

    The past few days have been beautiful. Yesterday I flew the drone around to catch some of the sights of campus. Fortunately I got those two pictures and many more taken before workers started demolition and construction on the front Basilica steps....

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  • Monks and the Seminary

    Classes in the seminary began on Monday and we have 99 seminarians this year. The summer certainly went by quickly but the monastic community too is ready for another academic year. There are 25 monks involved in some aspect of seminary formation, which...

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  • Mary: Our Hope and Our Comfort — Conception Seminary College

    For today the Virgin Mother of God was assumed into heaven as the beginning and image of your Church’s coming to perfection and a sign of sure hope and comfort to your pilgrim people. (Preface for the Assumption, Roman Missal, Third Edition) Mary is...

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