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  • Priests Softball Game

    Fr. Victor and I traveled to the T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas to play in the 1st Annual Pitching for Priests softball game. I have been looking forward to this game for weeks, and it did not disappoint. First of all, there was a good group of...

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  • Br. Macario Ordained to the Priesthood

    On Thursday evening, our confrere, Br. Macario, was ordained to the priesthood.  Br. Macario spent four years preparing for the priesthood at St. Meinrad Seminary.  It was a joyous occasion for our monastic community to gather in celebration and in...

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  • When Brothers Live in Unity

    After our 4 o'clock retreat conference, the monks processed to the monastery for the last time before the renovation and demolition begins.  Gathering around the wooden center stairwell, well worn from years of feet descending the steps to chant the...

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  • A Moving Experience

    This is normally a quiet week for the monks.  It is usually the time of year when the monastic community has its annual retreat.  The seminarians have gone away until August and we transition into the summer months.  However, this week is different...

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  • May Day!

    May Day is an annual community-wide team-oriented sports and activity day held at Conception Seminary College which fosters fraternity, promotes physical fitness, and builds the framework for friendly competition.  Alumni from year's past have great...

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  • Monks Compete in Warrior Dash

    Last May, Fr. Victor and I were ordained to the priesthood.  This past Saturday, we were completely covered from head to toe in mud after competing in our first "Warrior Dash."  The Warrior Dash is a 5K (3.1 mile) race with 12 different obstacles, most...

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  • Archbishop Jerome with Pope John Paul II

    The post was submitted by Archbishop Jerome Hanus, O.S.B.  Archbishop Jerome is the retired archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa.  He is a monk of Conception Abbey and was elected as Abbot of the monastery in 1977.  In 1987, he was named bishop of St. Cloud,...

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  • The Benedictine Sisters Come to the Abbey for a Visit

    As part of an annual tradition, the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration came to join the monks for evening prayer and supper on Easter Monday.  It is always good to visit with the Sisters, who live only a couple miles down the road.  They have...

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  • Easter Sunday

    Easter Greetings from Conception Abbey.  Christ is Risen, Alleluia!!! Our day began pretty early today.  I woke up at 3:40am and got ready in order to serve as MC at the 4:30am Vigil.  Gathering in the dark of night, we had excellent weather in order...

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  • Going Westward for Youth Ministry

    I flew to Denver on Thursday to help out with a Discipleship Youth Retreat for the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming. I was immediately taken with the scenery and the mountains, even though I had had enough snow for the winter. Cameron Smith, a friend from...

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