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Basketball Team Places 3rd

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Conception Seminary's Sons of Thunder Place 3rd in the
Mundelein Seminary Basketball Tournament

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On Friday evening, in their first game of the tournament, the Sons of Thunder squared off against the Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus, Ohio).  Any observant fan would notice that Conception’s team was not nearly as tall as most of the other seminaries, but what they lacked in height, they made up for with their quickness and smothering defense.  Conception got off to a slow start, trailing 7-1 in the first few minutes of play, but it did not take long for them to warm up.  They quickly rallied with a series of steals and fast breaks in order to defeat Josephinum, 38-23.  Conception played their second game of the night against St. Joseph’s Seminary (St. Benedict, Louisiana).  Again, the Sons of Thunder forced turnovers on defense and converted the turnovers into points in a 31-18 victory.

After playing two games within three hours, Conception Seminary’s team was not scheduled to play again until Saturday evening.  Call it “rust” or “lethargy,” but the same Sons of Thunder team did not show up to play in their third game against Sacred Heart Seminary (Detroit, Michigan).  Sacred Heart dominated the offensive boards and shot the ball consistently throughout the game.  Even a late rally by the Sons of Thunder was not enough to take the lead, as Conception lost in a heartbreaker, 24-19.

Though their hopes of a three-peat were dashed, Coach Skip Shear told them to finish strong in their final game Sunday morning against Holy Cross (Notre Dame, Indiana), where if they found a win, they would place third overall.  Conception shook off Saturday’s loss and came out playing strong in the final game.  More seminarians on the team made their way into the rotation from the bench and they contributed to several of the points as Conception Seminary College cruised to a 30-17 victory, successfully bringing home the third place trophy.

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Seminary Basketball Scrimmage

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Conception Seminary's two year defending Championship basketball team scrimmages against a local men's team in preparation for the Mundelein Seminary Basketball Tournament, January 24-26.  For more pictures, please visit Conception Seminary on Facebook.

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The Thunder Cup

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The Thunder Cup:  Soccer and Volleyball Tournament

On Saturday, October 12th, Conception Seminary hosted its annual soccer and volleyball tournament.  Named, "The Thunder Cup," this annual tournament invites seminaries throughout the midwest to travel to Conception Seminary for several competitive games of soccer and volleyball.  This year six seminaries participated in the event.  Conception Seminary College defended its soccer title by taking 1st place, but they feel to St. Meinrad in the volleyball championship game and settled for 2nd.

Above:  Conception Seminary College poses with their 1st place trophy

Above:  Conception Seminary College "Sons of Thunder" take 2nd place in the 2013 Thunder Cup

Below:  St. Meinrad edges CSC and becomes the 2013 Thunder Cup Champions

 

Dr. Ralph Martin Lecture

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Dr. Ralph Martin discusses the New Evangelization

Dr. Ralph Martin is the  president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization.

He  is also the Director of Graduate Theology Programs in The New Evangelization and an associate professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

He is the author of the recent bestseller Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. He has also authored of The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints as well as other books and CDS on the spiritual life and the lives of the saints.

He spoke to the Conception Seminary College seminarians and faculty on the New Evangelization, emphasizing the need to renew the culture and provide Catholics with a deeper experience of their faith.

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Dr. Martin signs his book

 

CSC Family Weekend

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Family Weekend- September 21-22

Conception Seminary College welcomed numerous family members of our seminarians for the annual family weekend.  There was a great turnout, and no one could have asked for better weather.

Below:  Family members gather for an outdoor reception; Sunday Eucharist procession

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Library Open House 2013

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On Wednesday, August 28th, the Library hosted an open house for students and faculty.
To view more photos from the Library Open House, click here.

 

Companion Camp

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Conception Abbey and Seminary College Hosts Weekend Camp

June 14-16, 2013

Junior high and high school boys participated in a multitude of team building activities and games during the annual Companion Camp.  A record number nineteen high school students assisted as part of this year's camp staff, as they arrived on Thursday, June 13th, a day earlier in order to prepare for the weekend campers.  Fr. Paul Sheller served as Camp Director alongside Novice Jonathan Pund, this year's Camp Co-Director.  Seminarians and monks worked as team leaders and planned the numerous activities ranging from the ever favorite dodgeball, to relay races, water balloon toss and fight, Nerf gun battles, and a number of ice breaker activities and group and individual games.  In the calmer moments, all gathered for morning and evening prayer, culminating in a Holy Hour and Reconcilation service on Saturday evening.  This year's campers traveled largely from the Dioceses of Dodge City, Kansas and Grand Island, Nebraska.  The annual camp aims to promote greater Catholic identity among young people through fellowship and fun, and to provide more awareness for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  While it was an action-packed and exhausting weekend for those in charge, the campers enjoyed every moment of it and were already commenting, "We cannot wait until next year!"

 

August 6th: Feast of the Transfiguration

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O God, who in the glorious Transfiguration of your
Only Begotten Son confirmed the mysteries of faith by the
witness of the Fathers and wonderfully prefigured our full adoption
to sonship, grant, we pray, to your servants, that, listening to the voice
of your beloved Son, we may merit to become co-heirs with him. Who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

August 5th: 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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The Summer 2012 Issue of Tower Topics is Here!

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July 15th: 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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July 11th: Our Blessed Father Saint Benedict

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O God, who made the Abbot Saint Benedict an outstanding
master in the school of divine service, grant, we pray, that, putting
nothing before love of you, we may hasten with a loving heart in the
way of your commands. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

July 8th: 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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O God, who in the abasement of your Son
have raised up a fallen world, fill your faithful
with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from
slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness. Through
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

June 17th: 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear
our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant
us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may
please you by our resolve and our deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

June 24th: Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

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Grant, we pray, almighty God, that your family may walk in the way of salvation and,
attentive to what Saint John the Precursor urged, may come safely to the One he foretold,
our Lord Jesus Christ. Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 

Companion Camp 2012

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Companion Camp 2012 was a success! The weekend long camp for junior high aged youth
focuses on fun, faith and fellowship and is hosted right here on the campus of Conception Abbey & Seminary College.
To view more photos from the 2012 Companion Camp weekend, click here.

 

June 15th: Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who glory in the Heart
of your beloved Son and recall the wonders of his love for us, may
be made worthy to receive an overflowing measure of grace from that
fount of heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

June 3rd: The Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity

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God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the
Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery,
grant us, we pray, that in profession the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity
of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

May 31st: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Almighty ever-living God, who, while the Blessed Virgin Mary was
carrying your Son in her womb, inspired her to visit Elizabeth, grant us,
we pray, that, faithful to the promptings of the Spirit, we may magnify your
greatness with the Virgin Mary at all times. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

May 28th: Memorial Day

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Today we pray for and remember all the men and women of the armed
forces who have died protecting our freedoms. God bless them, God bless America.

 

May 27th: Pentecost Sunday

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Almighty ever-living God, who willed the Paschal Mystery to be
encompassed as a sign in fifty days, grant that from out of the scattered
nations the confusion of many tongues may be gathered by heavenly grace
into one great confession of your name. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

May 20th: The Ascension of Our Lord

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Gladden us with holy joys, almighty God, and make us rejoice with devout
thanksgiving, for the Ascension of Christ your Son is our exaltation, and, where the
Head has gone before in glory, the Body is called to follow in hope. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

May 12th: CSC's Graduating Class of 2012

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Congratulations to Conception Seminary College's graduating class of 2012!
A commencement ceremony was held at 3:00 pm on Saturday,
May 12th in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

 - Thirteen received their Bachelor of Arts -
David Matthew Baunach
Shaun Christopher Cieslik
Joshua James Duncan
Justin Michael Gengler
Frank Tuan Le, CMC
Brent Jacob Lehman
Agustin de Jesus Martinez Delgado
Jahuann (Br. John) Chia McKenzie, OSB
Barnabas Anh-Khai Nguyen T.
Grant Timothy Schneider
Thomas Robert Skinner
Michael Alan Thiel
Andrew Richard Williams

- Two who will be receiving their Bachelor of Arts upon completing their work this summer -
Andrew John Kinstetter
Juan Manuel Salas Alanis

 - Three received their Bachelor of Philisophical and Theological Studies -
Andrew John Galles
Mark Michael Seeger
Grant Michael Spinhirne

To view more photos from the 2012 Commencement Ceremony, click here. 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our LCC Seminarians

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Congratulations to our LCC, Language, Culture and Church, seminarians
who received certificates for completing their English studies. Great job guys!
 

May Day 2012 - Blue Team Wins!

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May Day 2012 took place on Thursday, May 10th beginning at 1:00 pm
and ended shortly after 6:00 pm with a Blue Team Victory. To view
more pictures of the 2012 May Day activities, click here.

 

May Day 2012 Shenanigans

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Conception Seminary College's May Day has a tradition
of starting off the day with pranks played by the
seminarians, and this year was no different. It seems
some of the seminarians from the Diocese of Wichita
created a web of yarn in our St. Maur Hall, the main
academic building for the seminary college. To view
more pictures of the May Day 2012 Web,
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May 6th: 5th Sunday of Easter

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Almighty ever-living God, constantly accomplish the Paschal
Mystery within us, that those you were pleased to make new in
Holy Baptism may, under your protective care, bear much fruit and
come to the joys of life eternal. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

May 6th: St. Gabriel Guesthouse Dedication

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On Sunday, May 6th we held the dedication ceremony for the blessing of our new guesthouse, St. Gabriel Guesthouse.
To view more photos from the dedication,
click here.

 

 

May 4th: Grotto Procession

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On Friday, May 4th some of the Conception's faculty, staff, seminarians, monks and employees processed out to the Blessed Virgin Shrine at the south boundary line of the Monastery on Maryknoll. The shrine, or grotto, was recently repaired by seminarians along with Br. Placid. This remodel project, headed up by Wichita seminarian Kyle Dugan, was started by former seminarian, Alan Brown, who passed away while studying here at Conception in 2009. A plaque was added to grotto in Alan's honor.
To view more photos,
click here. 

 

May 3rd: Feast of Saints Philip and James

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O God, who gladden us each year with the feast
day of the Apostles Philip and James, grant us, through
their prayers, a share in the Passion and Resurrection of your
Only Begotten Son, so that we may merit to behold you for eternity.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (photo: the saints' tomb)

 

April 29th: 4th Sunday of Easter

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Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the
joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where
the brave Shepherd has gone before. Who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
(icon: fr pachomius, osb)

 

April 25th: St. Mark the Evangelist

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O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist,
and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel,
grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to
follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

April 22nd: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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May your people exult forever,
O God, in renewed youthfulness of
spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored
glory of our adoption, we may look forward in
confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

April 22nd: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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May your people exult forever,
O God, in renewed youthfulness of
spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored
glory of our adoption, we may look forward in
confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

The Spring 2012 Issue of Tower Topics is Here!

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April 19th: Ad Multos Annos

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Ad Multos Annos. Happy 7th Anniversary Holy Father!

 

April 16th: Ad Multos Annos

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Ad multos annos. Happy 85th Birthday Holy Father!

 

April 15th: Divine Mercy Sunday

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God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence
of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have
made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed,
that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been
washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have
been redeemed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (icon: fr. pachomius, osb)
 

April 11th: Wednesday of Easter Week

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Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat.
 

April 8th: The Sounds of Easter Sunday

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When the Old Testament Readings are finished at
the Easter Vigil, the Gloria is sung, this is its introit

 

Alleluia sung at Easter Vigil Mass

 

This is part of our 1st Vespers office chanted during Easter.

   

April 7th: Holy Saturday Hymns

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Here are a couple of hymns performed by our monastic and seminary scola on Holy Saturday. Enjoy!

 

April 6th: Good Friday Passion Rehearsal

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Fr. Pachomius, Br. Jeremiah, and Br. Macario practicing the Passion early in the afternoon.

 

April 6th: Good Friday

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Jesus said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

 

April 5th: Holy Thursday Hymns

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Here are some of the hymns performed by the monastic and seminary scola on Holy Thursday. Enjoy!

 

April 5th: Holy Thursday

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O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your
Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church
a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw
from so great a mystery, the fullness of charity and of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

April 1st: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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Almighty ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race
to follow caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant
that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

March 26th: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

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O God, who willed that your Word should take on the reality
of human flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, grant, we pray,
that we, who confess our Redeemer to be God and man, may merit
to become partakers even in his divine nature. Who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

March 25th: 5th Sunday of Lent

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By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God,
may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which,
out of love for the world, you Son handed himself over to death.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

March 21st: Transitus of our Father St. Benedict

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O almighty and everlasting God, who delivered the
most holy Confessor Benedict out of the prison of the
flesh and bore him up to heaven, grant us we beseech You,
your servants, who are celebrating this festival, forgiveness
for all our sins, so that, united in rejoicing in his glory, we may
by his intercession before You partake together also in his merits. Through our Lord.


Saint Benedict triptych with prie-dieus.


Saint Benedict relic.


Saint Benedict relic.

 

 

March 19th: Solemnity of St. Joseph

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Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph's intercession your
Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation,
whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

March 18th: 4th Sunday of Lent - Laetare Sunday

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O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race
to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with
prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may
hasten toward the solemn celebrations to come. Through
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever

 

March 11th: 3rd Sunday of Lent

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O God, author of every mercy and of all goodness, who in fasting, prayer and almsgiving have
shown us a remedy for sin, look graciously on this confession of our lowliness, that we, who are
bowed down by our conscience, may always be lifted up by your mercy. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, our Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

March 4th: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son,
be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight
made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

February 26th: 1st Sunday of Lent

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Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by
worthy conduct pursue their effects. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

CSC "LIFERS" January/February 2012 Issue

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Dear Readers,

The Conception Seminary College has compiled its 25th issue of LIFERS,
a student-run, Pro-Life Group Newsletter. This issue is a special four-page
newsletter, which includes an informative and stirring article about daily
living the pro-life cause, another article about why the pro-life cause is
the #1 social justice cause, and an inspirational photo collage surrounded
by quotes from CSC students who walked in the March for Life!

Through these simple pages, we hope to inform, inspire, and encourage
our readers to pray, petition, and model the pro-life way of life. May God's
grace continue to work its way through you all in the cause for justice
and peace.

God Bless,

Conception Seminary College Pro-Life Group
Clay Kimbro
J.D. Betzen
Cody Saunders

Click here to read the latest issue of LIFERS!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:19 )
 

February 14th: Sts. Cyril and Methodius

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O God, who enlightened the Slavic peoples through the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius,
grant that our hearts may grasp the words of your teaching, and perfect us as a people of one accord
in true faith and right confession. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and
reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

February 11th: Our Lady of Lourdes

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Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we,
who keep the Memorial of the Immaculate Mother of God, may with the
help of her intercession, rise up from our iniquities. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

February 10th: Celebrating the Feast of St. Scholasatica

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This evening we will be joining our
Benedictine Sisters of Clyde for vespers in
their chapel and then have a banquet dinner
with them in honor of the Feast of Saint
Scholastica. This is a long tradition we keep
with our sisters. Today we remember them
and their apostolates in our prayers as they
celebrate their patron saint.
Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Dei.
 

February 10th: St. Scholastica

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As we celebrate anew the Memorial of the Virgin Saint Scholastica,
we pray, O Lord, that, following her example, we may serve you with pure love
and happily receive what comes from loving you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

February 6th: Saint Paul Miki and Companions

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O God, strength of all the Saints, who through the Cross were
pleased to call the Martyrs Saint Paul Miki and companions to life, grant,
we pray, that by their intercession we may hold with courage even until death
to the faith that we profess. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

February 6th: New Bishop for the Diocese of Salina

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 Msgr. Edward J. Weisenburger, Vicar General of the Archdiocese
 of Oklahoma City and Alumnus of Conception Seminary College,
 has  been appointed the new bishop of the Diocese of Salina.
 Congratulations Msgr. Weisenburger!

 

February 3rd: The Feast of St. Blaise

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May God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
 

February 2nd: The Presentation of the Lord

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Almighty ever-living God, we humbly implore your majesty that,
just as your Only Begotten Son was presented on this day in the Temple in
the substance of our flesh, so, by your grace, we may be presented to you with
minds made pure. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

January 31st: St. John Bosco

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O God, who raised up the Priest Saint John Bosco as a father
and teacher of the young, grant we pray, that, aflame with the same fire of love,
we may seek out souls and serve you alone. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

Conception Seminary wins basketball tournament

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Conception Seminary Wins the Mundelein Seminary Basketball Tournament

January 28-29, 2012

Conception Seminary College competed in the annual Mundelein Seminary Basketball Tournament, defeating Sacred Heart Seminary in the championship game in order to bring the title back to Missouri. Several college and theological seminaries play in the tournament, which proves to be a enjoyable opportunity for athletic competition and fraternity among the seminarians.  Congratulations, CSC, we are proud of you!

To view more pictures from the tournament click here or visit us on facebook!

 

February 28th: St. Thomas Aquinas

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O God, who made Saint Thomas Aquinas outstanding in his zeal
for holiness and his study of sacred doctrine, grant us, we pray, that we
may understand what he taught and imitate what he accomplished. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

January 13th: A Frozen Lake Placid

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Some seminarians (and monks!) were eager for Lake Placid to freeze over so that they could get their ice skates out of the closet and enjoy the cold.

 

January 10th: Be still and know that I am God

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It was an unseasonably warm and calm day for January.

 

January 9th: The Baptism of the Lord

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Almighty ever-living God, who, when Christ had been baptized
in the River Jordan and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly
declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children by adoption, reborn of water
and the Holy Spirit, may always be well pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2012 16:27 )
 

January 8th: The Epiphany of the Lord

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May the splendor of your majesty, O Lord,
we pray, shed its light upon our hearts, that we may
pass through the shadows of this world and reach the brightness
of our eternal home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

January 1st: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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O God, who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary
bestowed on the human race the grace of eternal salvation,
grant, we pray, that we may experience the intercession of her,
through whom we were found worthy to receive the author of life,
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. Who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

Happy New Year 2012

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:59 )
 

CSC "LIFERS" December 2011 Issue

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Dear Readers,

The Conception Seminary College has compiled its 23rd issue of LIFERS, a student-run, Pro-Life Group Newsletter. This issue is a regular two-page newsletter, which includes an inspirational article about human sexuality and theology of the body, an article from the president of CSC Lifers about the pro-life themes in the advent season, and more! For best reading, print the issue in color.

Through these simple pages, we hope to inform, inspire, and encourage our readers to pray, petition, and model the pro-life way of life. May God's grace continue to work its way through you all in the cause for justice and peace.

God Bless,

Conception Seminary College Pro-Life Group
Clay Kimbro
J.D. Betzen
Cody Saunders

To download and read the 2011 December issue, click here.

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 19 December 2011 16:46 )
 

December 14th: St. John of the Cross

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O God, who gave the Priest Saint John an outstanding dedication to perfect self-denial and love of the Cross, grant that, by imitating him closely at all times, we may come to contemplate eternally your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

December 13th: St. Lucy

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May the glorious intercession of the Virgin
and Martyr Saint Lucy give us new heart, we pray, O Lord,
so that we may celebrate her heavenly birthday in this present age
and so behold things eternal. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who
lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

December 12th: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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O God, Father of mercies, who placed your people under the singular protection
of your Son's most holy Mother, grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe,
may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace. Through our
Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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To view more photos from today's Mass, click here.
 

December 8th: CSC Art Exhibition

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To view more photos from the Conception Seminary College 2011 Art Exhibition, click here.

 

December 8th: The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Today we celebrate our Patronal Feast.
May the Blessed Virgin continue to watch over and protect us.

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as you
preserved her from every stain by virtue of the Death of your Son, which you foresaw, so,
through her intercession, we, too, may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. Through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 
To view more photos from today's Mass, click here.
 
 After Compline on Saturdays,
 the monks go to the Marian Shrine
 to chant the "Solemn Salve Regina"
 during ordinary time.
 

December 7th: St. Ambrose

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O God, who made the Bishop Saint Ambrose
a teacher of the Catholic faith and a model of apostolic
courage, raise up in your Church men after your own heart
to govern her with courage and wisdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

December 6th: St. Nicholas

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We humbly implore your mercy, Lord: protect us in all dangers through the
prayers of the Bishop Saint Nicholas, that the way of salvation may lie open before us. Through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 

November 22nd: St. Cecilia

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Lord of mercy, be close to those who call upon you.
With Saint Cecilia to help us hear and answer our prayers.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

November 21st: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Eternal Father, we honor the holiness and glory of the Virgin Mary.
May her prayers bring us the fullness of your life and love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

November 20th: The Solemnity of Christ the King

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Almighty and merciful God, you break the power of evil and make all
things new in your Son Jesus Christ, the King of the universe. May all in heaven and
earth
acclaim your glory and never cease to praise you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

CSC 2011 Fall Theater Production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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The Conception Seminary College Fall Theater Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was a huge hit!
To view photos from CSC's Fall 2011 theater production, click here.

 

November 11th: Martin of Tours

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Father, by his life and death Martin of Tours offered you worship and praise.
Renew in our hearts the power of your love, so that neither death nor life
may separate us from you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

November 11th: Veteran's Day

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Thank you to all who have served our country.

 

November 10th: Leo the Great

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God our Father, you will never allow the power of hell to prevail against your Church,
founded by the rock of the apostle Peter. Let the prayers of Pope Leo the Great keep
us faithful to your truth and secure in your peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

November 6th: The Anniversary of Abbot Gregory's Election

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Today is the 15th Anniversary of Fr. Abbot's Election. We congratulate
Father Abbot
on his anniversary and we keep him and his office in our prayers. Ad multos annos

 

November 4th: St. Charles Borromeo

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Father, keep in your people the spirit which filled Charles Borromeo.
Let your Church be continually renewed and show the image of Christ to the world by being
conformed to his likeness, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

November 2nd: All Soul's Day

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Merciful Father, hear our prayers and console us. As we renew our faith in your Son,
whom you raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters
will share in his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

November 1st: Solemnity of All Saints

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God our Father, source of all holiness, the work of your hands is manifest in your saints,
the beauty of your truth is reflected in their faith. May we who aspire to have part in their joy
be filled with the Spirit that blessed their lives, so that having shared their faith on earth
we may also know their peace in your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

To view more pictures from our All Saint's Day Celebration, click here!

 

All Hallow's Eve

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Happy All Hallow's Eve! Thought you might enjoy a Pumpkin carving of the Abbey Basilica.

 

October 28th: Saints Simon and Jude

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Father, you revealed yourself to us through the preaching
of your apostles Simon and Jude. By their prayers, give your Church continued growth
and increase the number of those who believe in you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

October 25th: Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

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God, all-powerful Father, you strengthen our faith and take away our weakness.
Let the prayers and example of the Blessed Martyrs of England and Whales help us to share in the passion
and resurrection of Christ and bring us to eternal joy with all your saints. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

October 22nd: Blessed Pope John Paul II

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O God, who are rich in mercy and who willed that the Blessed John Paul II should preside
as Pope over your universal Church, grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching, we may
open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ, the sole Redeemer of mankind. Who lives and reigns.

 

October 21st: Blessed Charles of Austria

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O God, through the diversities of this world you led Blessed Charles from this earthly realm
to the crown reserved for him in heaven.
Grant through his intercession that we may so serve your Son
and our brothers and sisters that we may become worthy of eternal life. Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

October 18th: The Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist

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Father, you chose Luke the evangelist to reveal by preaching and writing
the mystery of your love for the poor. Unite in one heart and spirit all who glory in
your name, and let all nations come to see your salvation. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

October 15th: St. Teresa of Avila

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Father, by you Spirit you raised up Saint Teresa of Jesus to show your Church the way to perfection.
May her inspired teaching awaken in us a longing for true holiness. Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

October 11th: The Feast of Blessed John XXIII, Pope

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Almighty and eternal God, who in the Pope Blessed John, gave to the whole world the shining
example of a good shepherd, grant that, through his intercession, we may with joy spread
abroad the fullness of Christian charity. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
 

October 7th: Our Lady of the Rosary

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Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by an angel the coming of your Son as man,
so lead us through his suffering and death to the glory of his resurrection, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 
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