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Tuesday, Dec. 15th 2015

Finals Week

There have been many activities going on these past few days. I’d like to think that the seminarians have spent most of the time preparing for their final examinations. Please keep their academic pursuits in your prayers! The last final exam is this Thursday. The seminarians will have Mass Friday morning and be free to depart for Christmas Vacation.

Below: While some of the days lately have been dreary and foggy, we have also had some beautiful sunsets and skies. 
  Above: On Saturday, Fr. Enrique offered Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was a beautiful celebration with seminarians providing the music for the liturgy. A festive meal and small production of St. Juan Diego followed Mass.

Above and Below: Seminarians during final exams weeks. Some are studying or taking a study break, but most of the freshmen only have one exam left and feel as if the heavy lifting is over.

Above and Below: Tower Topics should have hit mailboxes this week. The Fall-Winter issue features our new rector (Fr. Brendan Moss, O.S.B.) and vice-rector (Fr. Pat York) on the cover. Articles inside include Br. Luke’s profession of first vows and Br. Cyprian’s work with the Drama Department.

Below: Conception Abbey’s Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a recognized pilgrimage site for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. The opening of the Holy Doors was on Gaudete Sunday (the 3rd Sunday of Advent). Pilgrims will make their way to the Abbey throughout this Year of Mercy.IMG_7775 IMG_7779 IMG_7795 IMG_9945

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