Monastery News

2/11 – Lenten Reflection by Chris Davis

Self-knowledge leads to self-mastery; self-mastery enables self-giving; self-giving is living as Christ. This mantra for priestly formation expresses in so many words that the aim of a seminarian’s entire formation is to become like Jesus, a living self-gift of love poured out for others. This progression from self-knowledge to self-gift is far from being exclusive…

Ash Wednesday: Lenten Reflection by Fr. Xavier

We tend to think of the season of Lent as a time when we want to get more serious about changing our lives.  Of course, that is true.  But I suggest that it is helpful if we see it as a time God and the Church gives us to come more deeply into our union…

Saint of the Day: Saint Blaise

Pictures from the blessing of throat today on Saint Blaise’s feast day.

Faith, Fellowship, and Basketball

Experience the seminarians trip to Chicago to compete in the annual Fr. Pat O’Malley Invitational hosted by Mundelein Seminary!

Our Lady of Guadalupe : Most Popular Woman in Seminary

Find out all about the Seminary’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration!

Not Just an Ordinary Door

Seminarians attended the opening of the basilica’s holy door for this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, called by His Holiness, Pope Francis.

The SEMY Awards

The Freshmen Class of 2015 put on the 1st annual SEMY Awards honoring seminarian excellence. The award show included 7 categories, nominee videos, musical performances, and plenty of laughs.

A Pilgrimage in Pictures

Experience the senior pilgrimage of the Conception Seminary College Class of 2016!

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Seminarians attend Mass with the monks celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Johnston joins seminarians for noon meal.

— First Vespers — The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Students join monks and Bishop Johnston for first vespers of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.