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  • Living Easter Joy

    We all have that one friend that cannot keep a surprise party a secret. We can think of someone who prematurely yells out “Surprise!” several seconds too soon, before an unsuspecting birthday guest is able to turn on the light switch and reveal a...

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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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  • Companion Camp Reunion

    A Benedictine monastery and a seminary college is an important place for high school boys to visit. A positive experience at such an impressionable age, even if only for the weekend, lends the opportunity to strengthen a young person’s faith and help...

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  • Br. Etienne Ordained Deacon

    Br. Etienne Huard, O.S.B. was ordained a deacon Thursday evening. Bishop Johnston, our local ordinary of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, was the ordaining bishop. Family, friends, and the monastic community gathered in the Basilica church for this...

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  • Seminary Graduation

    This past weekend we celebrated with the graduates of Conception Seminary College who completed their bachelors of arts in philosophy and eagerly await the next step in their lives. The Conferral of Degrees was Saturday afternoon followed by a reception....

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  • Abbey Basilica Anniversary

    Today we celebrate 125 years of the Dedication of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Our historic basilica church was dedicated on May 10, 1891. It has served as the place of worship and encounter with God.It is a space of beauty and grandeur....

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  • Happy Easter

    Dear Friends, Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! Happy Easter to all of you! We had a beautiful celebration of the Easter Vigil, beginning in darkness at 4:30 a.m., but concluding in the light of a new day. May the Risen Christ fill your heart with...

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  • Triduum, Pt. II

    The Good Friday celebration at the Abbey was beautiful and moving as always. Here are several pictures from the liturgy thanks to seminarian Dave Sotelo (Wichita).

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  • Triduum 

    These days of the Sacred Triduum at Conception are very beautiful and a powerful experience. It is good to have many guests with us for the liturgical celebrations. Yesterday we celebrated Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord's Supper. Abbot Gregory presided...

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