Special Events

Conception Seminary College to host annual comedic fall play

Conception Seminary College will present their annual fall theater production, entitled Greater Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The play is a looney, hilarious comedy send-up of small-town morals and mores.  What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, and Rev. Spikes have in common?  They are all…

Abbey Guest Center announces 2019-2020 retreat schedule

The Abbey Guest Center is excited to announce our 2019-2020 full retreat schedule! We invite you to join us for one of our many retreats lined up through November of next year. This year’s retreat offerings are listed below, but you can check our full 2019-2020 retreat brochure at this link.  To learn more or…

Library to host annual book sale

CONCEPTION, Mo. — The Library staff at Conception Abbey and Seminary College has scheduled their annual book sale for Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6. This event supports the library’s mission to provide the highest quality resources for the education of our future priests. The proceeds of this year’s book sale will go toward…

Br. Luke, Br. Matthew, OSB, profess solemn vows

CONCEPTION, Mo. – On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Br. Luke Kral, OSB, and Br. Matthew Marie, professed solemn vows as monks of Conception Abbey in the presence of their family, friends, seminarians, and monastic confreres.    In the ceremony, Br. Luke and Br. Matthew made perpetual commitments to live as monks of Conception’s monastery, vowing…

Young monks profess simple vows at Conception Abbey

CONCEPTION, Mo. — On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thursday, August 15, 2019, two young men professed simple vows as monks of Conception Abbey in the presence of their family, friends, seminarians, and monastic confreres. For a religious community, receiving a new member is a sign of joy and vitality…

Conception Abbey releases past allegations list

Abbey joins dioceses in response to Church crisis CONCEPTION, Mo. (August 5, 2019) — Concern for transparency and accountability has prompted many dioceses and religious orders to publish information about members within their groups who have had allegations of sexual abuse of minors made against them.   With that goal, Conception Abbey is providing the…

Br. Joseph professes solemn vows as a monk of Conception Abbey

VIDEO: Solemn Profession of Monastic Vows for Br. Joseph O’Neill CONCEPTION, Mo. – On the Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter, May 18, 2019, Br. Joseph O’Neill, OSB, professed solemn vows as a monk of Conception Abbey in the presence of his family, friends, seminarians, and his monastic confreres.   In the ceremony, Br.…

Conception’s Abbey Trails welcomes more than 250 participants

Conception, Mo. – The 24th annual Abbey Trails 5K Run / 2-Mile walk brought guests from near and far to Conception Abbey on Saturday, May 4 to celebrate health and wellness.   Saturday morning was cool, clear and brisk, creating perfect weather for more than 250 participants, an increase of about 25 from 2018.   The 5K…

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 roomful of his or her closest friends. In some ways, today’s…

The Printery House welcomes new director

The Printery House welcomed Br. David Wilding, OSB, as their new director in February. The Printery House is one of the primary ministries of the monks of Conception Abbey. As Director of The Printery House, Wilding will oversee all areas of the business, including sales and marketing, product development, personnel, and finance.  Prior to being appointed the director, Wilding worked…