Monday, Apr. 24th 2017

Conception Seminary College Summary

Conception Seminary College provides a unique setting for men discerning the call to Holy Orders to pursue their liberal arts education. Following the model of Jesus Christ, formation and conversion of heart are nurtured in the intimacy of community and deepened by the discipline of prayer in the Benedictine tradition.

Programs Offered

Conception Seminary College has a liberal arts curriculum, adapted to the central role of philosophy and achieving a balance between range and depth. The range of subject matter is to be found in the general-education curriculum requirements and the free electives. An opportunity for study in depth is provided by a major in philosophy, comprised of 30 hours of coursework.

Conception Seminary College Seeks To:

  • provide a holistic approach to education, where academic, spiritual, and character formation programs complement one another;
  • respond to the needs of the Church in preparing its prospective ministers;
  • provide the human, financial, and learning resources essential to its formational endeavors; and
  • maintain a qualified faculty, a useful and supportive library, and effective administrative practices.

Student Facilities Include:

  • Residence Halls and Dining Rooms
  • St. Maur Hall – Classrooms and Laboratories
  • Church and Oratory
  • Conception Abbey and Seminary Library
  • Alumni Union
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Grounds and Trails
  • St. Stephen’s Health Care Center

Seminary College Through The Years

Today, Conception Seminary College remains the resilient, focused institution that weathered the changing social winds of the past century. Conception has thrived by continually offering young men the opportunity to explore the mystery and promise of God’s call to the priesthood. Conception Seminary College has educated almost 75 percent of the active diocesan priests in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, and approximately 31 percent in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Currently, 25 dioceses throughout the U.S. send students to Conception, and student enrollment has increased nearly 75 percent since the mid-’90s to over 100 students for the first time in 30 years.

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