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  • Pick-up Game 

    I made a few phone calls on Monday and talked to a few of the monks about playing some softball on Tuesday evening.  We ended up playing at the ball field in Conception Junction.  We ended up having three priests, two monks, and eleven local youth....

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  • Graduation Weekend

    Conception Seminary College Commencement & Honors Assembly was held Saturday afternoon.  Seminarians, monks, family, friends, and even some recent alumni were on hand for the joyful occasion.  Dr. Bill Brownsberger, Academic Dean, announced the...

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  • May Day

    It is a long Conception Seminary College tradition to have a day dedicated to athletic activities for the seminarians to compete--the blue team vs. the white team.  Even the oldest alumni have their memories of May Day- the sports, the fun, and the shenanigans...

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  • Card Party at the Abbey

    Saturday evening we hosted a group of eight couples who live around the Abbey.  All of them are parishioners at St. Columba's in Conception Junction.  Many from the group get together regularly to have supper and play cards, so I decided to host them...

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  • Joyful News

    It was a dreary and rainy day, but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits.  For the monks of Conception Abbey, it was a joyful day.  Not only were we able to celebrate the Annunciation of the Lord, but this morning we also received a new member to our...

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  • Seminary Open-House

    Every year on the respective Feast Days (or "Namesdays") of their buildings, the seminarians have their open-house.  Each building is named after a saint, so on the Feast of St. Michael (September 29), the freshmen and sophomores have open-house in...

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  • Coffee Shop Night

    It is the middle of March.  The seminarians put on their annual seminary talent night, also known as, "Coffee Shop Night."  The evening of entertainment featured a variety of acts featuring seminarians and monks:  comedy skits, musical acts, and even...

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  • Ash Wednesday and Monastic Lenten Practices

    Abbot Gregory presides over Ash Wednesday Mass and the distribution of ashes. As ashes were distributed, each person was marked with the sign of the cross and heard the formula:  "Repent, and believe in the Gospel." There are several different practices...

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  • Vocation Trip

    On Friday I headed out to attend a couple of vocation events. First, I traveled to Manhattan, Kansas for the Kansas Catholic College Student Convention. There were close to 300 students at the event and I set up a display promoting the monks of Conception...

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  • Support Our Seminarians Dinner

    It was a successful evening in Kansas City, at the 22nd Annual Support Our Seminarians (SOS) event.  The proceeds from the dinner and auction benefit Conception Seminary College and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and Kansas City-St. Joseph. Conception...

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