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  • Brother Stephen Cardinal, O.S.B., enters eternal rest On Tuesday morning, 11 September 2018, between the Offices of Vigils and Lauds, the monastic community of Conception Abbey was informed of the unexpected death of our beloved confrere,   Brother Stephen Cardinal, O.S.B. Late the night before, Brother Stephen had suffered a fall in his room in the monastery. Through the evening he had been present at ... Continue Reading...
  • Brother Jeremiah Tuttle, O.S.B., enters eternal rest In the hours before dawn on Wednesday 5 September 2018, our beloved confrere,   Brother Jeremiah Tuttle, O.S.B., heeding the call of the Lord to set aside the cares of this life, passed unburdened into the joys of heaven. Brother Jeremiah came to monastic life in his mid-forties; prior to this he worked in counseling and rehabilitation. During ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Abbey welcomes novices into monastic community CONCEPTION, Mo. – “Come, Follow Me.” Just as Jesus once spoke this invitation to his Apostles, three young men discerned that God was leading them to try monastic life at Conception Abbey. The monks of Conception Abbey clothed with the monastic habit and scapular three new novices on Tuesday, August 14. These candidates, Cole Johnson, Casey ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception’s fifteenth-century book collection attracts binding expert Conception, Mo. – A floor above the Conception Abbey and Seminary College library’s extensive collection sits a small, well-lit “rare book room.” The room houses around 3,000 unique and historical books, and among those is a small collection of 59 books from the 15th century. Books printed in Europe before 1501 are known as incunables. “Incunable” ... Continue Reading...
  • Father Denis Dougherty, O.S.B., enters eternal rest On Saturday, 28 April 2018, at 7:48 a.m., our beloved confrere, Father Denis Dougherty, O.S.B., succumbed to a fairly sudden convergence of numerous physical circumstances that had brought him to the hospital twice in recent weeks. At age 89, Father Denis was still the very active and much-beloved pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Springfield, Missouri. In ... Continue Reading...
  • Language, Culture, Church program celebrates 20 years Now in its 20th year, the Language Culture, Church (LCC) program, and director Sr. Maria Armijo, S.F.C.C., have become an institution at Conception. Not only does the program provide a niche opportunity for its students, it also enhances cultural mindfulness on the Conception Seminary College (CSC) campus. CSC’s LCC program began in 1998 with Sr. Maria, who ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Abbey offers Holy Week prayer times The Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey in Conception, Missouri, invite you to join them in celebrating the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord. Please see the Holy Week schedule below: Holy Thursday 11:00 AM   Reconciliation Service 7:00 PM     Mass of the Lord’s Supper Eucharistic Adoration until Midnight Good Friday 7:50 AM     Morning Prayer 11:45 ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Abbey installs and blesses Stations of the Cross On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, after many months of planning, restorations, and finally installation, the historic Stations of the Cross once again adorn the walls of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College. The stations were removed from the Basilica during the refurbishing and renewal that was ... Continue Reading...
  • Lenten Retreats at the Abbey Guest Center The Conception Abbey Guest Center has planned a series of Lenten retreats to help us enter into the spirit of renewal and faith to which our yearly observance of Lent calls us. Read more about our Lenten retreat offerings below and to make plans to attend a retreat, contact the Abbey Guest Center at (660) ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Abbey Christmas Schedule – 2017 The monks of Conception Abbey invite all to participate in our celebration of Christmas at the Abbey. Following is the monastic prayer schedule for Christmas and New Years (the Solemnity of Mary). For more information, contact Conception Abbey at (660) 944-3100 or communications@conception.edu. Sunday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve 6:20 a.m. – Vigils 7:45 a.m. – Lauds 10:30 a.m. ... Continue Reading...
  • Scott Hahn draws large crowd to Conception Abbey Over 300 people attended Dr. Scott Hahn’s lecture at Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College Dr. Scott Hahn, bestselling author, founder and president of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Oh., teacher, and theologian, spoke Friday, December 1 at Conception Abbey & Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo. His first talk to the ... Continue Reading...
  • #GivingTuesday Event at Conception Abbey a Success! “It’s all about community” Conception, MO – Conception Abbey and Tri-C Partners 4 Progress held their annual #GivingTuesday event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 on the Conception Abbey campus in Conception, Mo. Just over 100 people attended the #GivingTuesday event helping to: Donate and wrap gifts for eight adopted local families. Make over 100 ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Abbey and Tri-C Partners 4 Progress Plan to Help Families in Need This #GivingTuesday Conception Abbey and Tri-C Partners 4 Progress are planning once again to help local families in need during this year’s celebration of #GivingTuesday, occurring this year on Nov. 28, 2017. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy to kick off the holiday ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Abbey Guest Center will offer new “Days of Reflection” Something new is happening at the Conception Abbey Guest Center. Starting this fall, we will offer a series of Days of Reflection retreats facilitated mostly by Fr. Donald Gibbs, OSB. Each “Day of Reflection” will center on a different topic of spirituality or liturgical season. Starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m., each ... Continue Reading...
  • Three men enter novitiate at Conception Abbey On Monday, August 14, 2017, the novice master Fr. Xavier Nacke, OSB, led the three postulants from the entrance of the Abbey Basilica to the altar where they were met with this question: “What is your request?” Standing before Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, and in the presence of the entire monastic community, the three postulants ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Abbey hosts Benedictine monks congress Monks of the Swiss-American Benedictine Congregation gather at Conception Abbey The Forty-Sixth General Chapter of the Swiss-American Benedictine Congregation was held at Conception Abbey this year. The triennial meeting, attended by thirty-two abbots and delegates from the thirteen monasteries forming the congregation, began on Thursday, June 22, and concluded on Sunday, June 25. The Swiss-American Benedictine ... Continue Reading...
  • Br. Etienne ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Conception Abbey Joy overflowed from Conception Abbey’s Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday evening, May 18 as the monastic community, family, and friends of Fr. Etienne Huard, OSB celebrated his ordination to the priesthood. Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, Abbot of Conception Abbey, presented Fr. Etienne for the rite of ordination which was administered by retired Archbishop Jerome ... Continue Reading...
  • Health and wellness central focus of Abbey Trails 2017 at Conception Abbey Conception, Mo. – 163 participants came to the 22nd Abbey Trails 5K Run/2-Mile Walk and Health Fair on Saturday, May 6 to run with the monks of Conception Abbey and support health and wellness in the local community. This year’s event drew 72 for the 5K Run and 91 for the 2-Mile Walk. Seth Arnold of ... Continue Reading...
  • What Is Monastic Life For A Catholic Monk? What does monastic life for Catholic monks look like?  Using Chapter 48 of his Rule as a guide, St. Benedict outlines the daily schedule of prayer and work for his monks. The monastic horarium, or schedule, is the heartbeat of the monastic community. It is the structure in which the monastery functions as an institution and punctuates the ... Continue Reading...
  • Run with the monks of Conception Abbey at Abbey Trails 2017 Abbey Trails 2017 5K Run/2 Mile Walk to be held May 6 Conception, Mo – Run with the monks of Conception Abbey at the 22nd Annual Abbey Trails 5K Run/2-Mile Walk & Health Fair on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo. Find out more on our Facebook ... Continue Reading...

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