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  • Priest and Seminarian Appreciate Day draws 300 The 25th annual Seminarians and Priests Appreciation Day was held Monday, 19 September at the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate in Overland Park, Kansas. Over 300 people were in attendance; it was a day for priests and seminarians to relax but most of all it was a day for them to know that they’re appreciated. ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Seminary College announces new program High school youth conference expands to Conception, Missouri “One Bread, One Cup” – a five-day liturgical leadership conference for high school youth and the adults who minister to them – is coming to Conception, MO, in 2017.  For more than 20 years, the summer conferences (usually shortened to OBOC) have been held three times a year at ... Continue Reading...
  • Graduate Pilgrimage: 2016 4 Days. 30 Men. 1 Priest. We recently returned to Conception Seminary College from the Rector’s Pilgrimage and thus, its time for a little blog update. The Rector’s Pilgrimage is a chance for soon to be graduates of CSC to spend time with each other and Fr. Brendan, our Rector, to visit a couple of theology schools ... Continue Reading...
  • Companion Camp – An Important Experience A Benedictine monastery and a seminary college is an important place for high school boys to visit. A positive experience at such an impressionable age, even if only for the weekend, lends the opportunity to strengthen a young person’s faith and help cultivate and sustain their relationship with God. I know this because I have ... Continue Reading...
  • Br. Etienne Ordained to the Diaconate On Thursday May 19, 2016, Br. Etienne Huard, OSB, was ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop James V. Johnston of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. Witnessed by his brother monks, family, and friends, it was a truly joyful occasion for all as Br. Etienne takes the final step before his priestly ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Seminary College Holds Commencement Conception, Mo – May 16, 2016 – On Saturday May 14, 2016, Conception Seminary College concluded its academic year with a commencement ceremony in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Thirteen men received their Bachelor of Arts degree. They are: Keith Chadwick, Hayden Charles, Bradley Distler, Jonathan Fox, Jon Hynek II, Kevin Lenius, Nicholas Newton, ... Continue Reading...
  • A Reflection on Graduation A Reflection on Graduation Continue Reading...
  • May Day 2016: Fun and Fraternity When I first came to Conception, I hadn’t participated in a Field Day (a day typically dedicated to playing as many sports as possible for as long as possible) since I was in 8th grade.  So when the end of the academic year rolled around and I had the opportunity to compete in my first ... Continue Reading...
  • Freshmen Class Outing — Listen, my Son Fr. Paul, Freshmen Chaplain, wrote this for the monastic blog, “Listen, my Son”  – Check out what the freshmen of Conception Seminary College were up to last weekend! Every year the different classes in the seminary college will organize a class outing. Usually these occur in the spring semester, particularly when the weather is nicer. The ... Continue Reading...
  • Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso Makes First Visit Conception, Mo. – Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso visited his seminarians studying at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo. on the weekend of April 2-3.  Currently, the diocese has three men preparing for the priesthood at CSC, Cesar Garcia, Sergio Legarreta-Carrasco, and Peter Venegas. “It was such a blessing seeing him ... Continue Reading...
  • Archbishop Coakley Visits CSC Conception, Mo. – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City visited Conception Abbey and Seminary College April 3-5, 2016. The archdiocese has five men pursuing priestly studies at Conception Seminary College. On Monday’s Solemnity of the Annunciation, Archbishop Coakely celebrated Mass in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for the seminary and monastic ... Continue Reading...
  • CSC Board of Regents Meet: Focus on Strategic Plan Conception, Mo. – The Board of Regents of Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo. held their annual spring meeting March 11-12 in St. Maur Hall on the CSC campus. Charged with the goal of preparing Roman Catholic priests to serve an ever-changing world, the Board of Regents continued their work in preparing a new strategic ... Continue Reading...
  • CSC Board of Regents Meet: Focus on Strategic Plan The Board of Regents of Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo. held their annual spring meeting March 11-12 in St. Maur Hall on the CSC campus. Charged with the goal of preparing Roman Catholic priests to serve an ever-changing world, the Board of Regents continued their work in preparing a new strategic plan to guide ... Continue Reading...
  • Dr. Eric Manchester to Give Thomas Aquinas Lecture Conception, Mo. – Dr. Eric Manchester will be presenting this year’s Thomas Aquinas Lecture titled, “How to be a Thomistic Libertarian Progressive Conservative: ‘Un-Muddling’ Political Labels Through Aquinas’s Conception of Freedom.” The lecture will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in St. Maur Hall, room A109 on the campus of Conception Seminary ... Continue Reading...
  • Video: Day in the Life Ever wonder what a seminarian does each day?  Check out this video that goes chronologically through a seminarian’s day, from prayer to studies to recreation.   Continue Reading...
  • CSC Appoints New President-Rector Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College announce the appointment of the Rev. Brendan Moss, O.S.B., to the position of President Rector of Conception Seminary College in Conception, MO. Father Brendan is a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Saint Meinrad, IN. He will take up his new responsibilities at Conception in August, succeeding the Rev. Samuel Russell, O.S.B., ... Continue Reading...
  • Basketball Team Places 3rd Conception Seminary’s Sons of Thunder Place 3rd in theMundelein Seminary Basketball Tournament 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 ... Continue Reading...
  • Seminary Basketball Scrimmage 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. Continue Reading...
  • The Thunder Cup 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 ... Continue Reading...
  • CSC Family Weekend 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       Continue Reading...
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