Conception Abbey exists in order to:

  • Praise God and become more Christ-like through a common life as given in the Rule of St. Benedict.
  • Cultivate a love of liturgy and the divine office.
  • Proclaim the Good News of salvation.
  • Prepare seminarians for the priesthood and as lay leaders to meet the needs of the Church.
  • Minister in Christ-like service to all people through the Abbey Center for Prayer and Ministry, the Printery House and parishes, hospitals and convents.
  • Be open in ministry to rural people through wise stewardship of the land and natural resources.
  • Be ready to found new communities of Benedictine life, wherever the Holy Spirit and the Church call.