September 3rd: The Feast of St. Gregory the Great
Father, you guide your people with kindness and govern us with love.
By the prayers of Saint Gregory give the spirit of wisdom to those you
have called to lead your Church. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Today we are keeping in prayer our Father Abbot Gregory
who is honoring the memory of his holy patron. Saint Gregory, pray for him.
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October 6th: The Feast of St. Bruno
Father, you called St. Bruno to serve you in solitude. In answer to his prayers help us to remain faithful to you amid the changes of the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
September 8th: The Birth of St. Mary
Father of mercy, give your people help and strength from heaven. The birth of the Virgin Mary's Son was the dawn of our salvation.
May this celebration of her birthday bring us closer to lasting peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Conception Abbey-Salve Regina
After Compline the monks chant
the Marian hymn "Salve Regina."
This is only sung during ordinary time.
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October 4th: The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Father, you helped Saint Francis to reflect the image of Christ through a life of poverty and humility.
May we follow your Son by walking in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, and by
imitating his joyful love. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
September 13th: The Feast of St. John Chrysostum
Father, the strength of all who trust in you, you made John Chrysostom renowned for his eloquence and heroic in his sufferings.
May we learn from his teaching and gain courage from his patient endurance. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
October 1st: The Feast of St. Theresa of the Child of Jesus
God our Father, you have promised your kingdom to those who are willing to become like little children.
Help us to follow the way as St. Theresa with confidence so that by her prayers we may
come to know your eternal glory. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
September 14th: The Exaltation of the Cross
God our Father, in obedience to you, your only Son accepted death on the cross for the salvation of mankind. We acknowledge the mystery of the cross on earth. May we receive the gift of redemption in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
September 20th: The Feasts of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions
Oh God, you have created all nations and you are their salvation. In the land of Korea your call to Catholic faith formed a people of adoption, whose growth you nurtured by the blood of Andrew Kim, Paul Chong, and their companions. Through their martyrdom and their intercession grant us strength that we too may remain faithful to your commandments even until death. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
September 30th: The Feast of St. Jerome
Father, you gave Saint Jerome delight in his study of holy Scripture. May your people find
in your word the food of salvation and the fountain of life. 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.
September 21st: The Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
God of mercy, you chose a tax collector, Saint Matthew, to share the dignity of the apostles. By his examples and prayers help us to follow Christ and to remain faithful in your service. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
September 29th: The Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, The Archangels
Today we celebrate the co-patrons of our monastery. In our abbey church, the
ceiling vaults are full of angels keeping watchful protection of all who pass through.
September 27th: The Feast of St. Vincent de Paul
God our Father, you gave Vincent de Paul the courage and holiness of an apostle for the well-being of the poor and the formation of the clergy. Help us to be zealous in continuing his work. 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
The 2011-2012 CSC Pro-Life T-Shirts
The CSC students conducted a pro-life t-shirt contest. Students were encouraged to send in their designs that would be voted on. Sergio Esquivel won this year contest. Congrats! Blessed Mary, mother of all unborn children, PRAY FOR US.