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  • March for Life

    Fr. Samuel and I, along with 10 seminarians from Conception Seminary flew to Washington D.C. for March for Life. It was a day of many blessings as we prayed and witnessed for the dignity of life. I was grateful to cross paths with seminary classmates...

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  • For those in Need

    After our very successful Giving Tuesday event, where many people contributed their time and treasure in providing for families in need, we were ready for the next step:  Deliver the goods! Five of us from the Abbey (including three monks) traveled...

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  • It’s Beginning to Feel a lot like Christmas

    The monks began the "O Antiphons" yesterday evening at Vespers. The O Antiphons are ancient liturgical texts used at Evening Prayer of the last seven days of Advent. Each of them is a name of Christ, one of his attributes mentioned in Scripture. December...

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  • Seminary Events

    On Monday some of the seminarians wanted to take their annual Christmas picture.  I took a picture for them last year, which was in the style of an "Awkward Family photo."  The seminarians donned some pretty hideous sweaters and sent out the cards to...

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  • The Year of Consecrated Life

    It was a beautiful weekend at the Abbey as we move into the Advent Season, a season characterized by waiting for the coming of Christ.  There is also great excitement at the Abbey as we inaugurate the Year of Consecrated Life.  Pope Francis has called...

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  • Rejoice and Give Thanks

    The past few days have been filled with many activities:  Community meetings, celebrations, and a festive meal.  The monks of Conception Abbey have many things for which we are thankful. Below:  Abbot Gregory leads the community in a series of meetings...

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  • Blog: 1 Year Anniversary

    The blog started on this day in 2013. And, here we are, one year later. These days are ideal for a blog about the monastery and monastic life, because there are certainly plenty of activities going on.  The seminarians leave for Thanksgiving vacation...

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  • Freshman Talent Night

    Last night's Freshman Talent Night was very entertaining.  The Freshman class of Conception Seminary worked hard to put together a show that featured songs, skits, dance, impersonations, and several videos.  This year's theme was "Saturday Night Live."...

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  • Fall Production

    Every Fall semester, Br. Cyprian and the seminarians of Conception Seminary put on a play in St. Michael's Gymnasium.  This year Conception Seminary College presents, "Murder at the Goon Show," by Douglas Winters.  A most hilarious comedy-spoof-murder...

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  • National Vocation Awareness Week

    We celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 2nd - 8th, an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education,...

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