It is with heavy hearts that we here at Conception Seminary College mourn the loss of our brother, Alan Brown, who died suddenly of a heart attack on January 22, 2009. The funeral was held on January 26, 2009 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Moberly, Missouri- Alan’s home parish. Classes were cancelled that day and the entire seminary hopped on two busses to make the three hour journey down to Moberly to pay our last respects to our brother and friend. Abbot Gregory Polan, OSB of Conception Abbey was the main celebrant, with the seminary rector, Fr. Samuel Russell, OSB presiding at the Rite of Committal. Alan was such a great witness of what it truly meant to be a Christian seeking to totally follow God’s will. His family is in all of our hearts and prayers as we remember how much he truly was a light to the world. Eternal rest grant unto him, Lord, and let perpetual light shine on him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
-Seminarian Matt Niggemeyer (Diocese of Omaha)
Pictures by: Brian Buettner (Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)