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  • CSC Community Blood Drive: BREAKS RECORDS Find out about the record breaking blood drive Conception Seminary College hosted this past Tuesday afternoon! PICTURES! Continue Reading...
  • “Conversion of Heart” – Reflection by Chris Rumback One of Lent’s central themes is “conversion of heart.” The immediate image that probably comes to mind when we hear this phrase is self-mastery, gained by following the practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. While discipline is no doubt an effect of a conversion of heart, conversion goes a little deeper than this. A conversion ... Continue Reading...
  • “It isn’t fair!” – Lenten Reflection by Bro. Michael “It isn’t fair!”  You have surely heard a whining child blurt out this exclamation at some time or other.  You may even have found yourself somewhat amused by the child’s narrow view of a distressing situation.  But if we are all honest with ourselves, how often have we used this same phrase—even if only whispered ... Continue Reading...
  • What do you seek? What do you ask? – Reflection by Cruz Gallegos Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, had recourse to the LORD. She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said: “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand. As a ... Continue Reading...
  • “There is something greater than Jonah here” – Reflection by Kolbe Peloquin While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will ... Continue Reading...
  • “Christ Calls Us to Freedom” – Reflection by Ty Taylor In the epic film “Braveheart,” we follow William Wallace in his struggle against the British. We watch as he ultimately sacrifices his life, bellowing his fierce battle cry: FREEEEDOOMMM! My friends, Christ calls us to pray the Our Father from our heart in freedom.  “Forgive us—as we forgive those who trespass against us.”  It’s tough—the ... Continue Reading...
  • “Come” – 2/15 Lenten Reflection Children often become empowered in their mischief by “don’t” statements. A boy who was perfectly content will be roused to disobedience if his mother shouts, “Don’t touch the cookies that I just made.” Timmy seemed so good, but now he is left disobedient and crying out for more. In a similar fashion, the Israelites reacted in ... Continue Reading...
  • Hold Nothing Back: Reflection by Fr. Brendan Christians are crazy!  In a world where most define themselves by what they do, Christians define themselves by whose they are.  Yep, you read that correctly, Christians define themselves by whose they are. The Scriptures on this First Sunday of Lent remind us all that our true identity is found not in our accomplishments, our ... Continue Reading...
  • Seminarians Celebrate TET: Experience Other Cultures At 3:30 pm Monday afternoon, Conception students and staff left their desks and activities to join in the TET Celebration in the Student Union put on by the Vietnamese community at Conception. A yearly event, TET is a shortened version of Tet Nguyen Dan, which is the most important celebration of the Vietnamese culture. It is the ... Continue Reading...
  • 2/13 Lenten Reflection by Hayden Charles In his commentary on Luke’s account of the call of the apostle Matthew that we hear in the Gospel today, St. Bede says that Jesus “saw through the eyes of mercy and chose him.”  Our Holy Father, Pope Francis chose this phrase as his episcopal motto when he became a bishop, and it remains ... Continue Reading...
  • 2/12 Lenten Reflection by Ben Rogers “A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn,” (Ps. 51:17).  I once heard that true humility was recognizing things the way things really are. In reality, we all struggle with temptations. We all have failed in our love for our neighbor at some point. We are selfish, and we don’t even recognize ... Continue Reading...
  • 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 ... Continue Reading...
  • 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 ... Continue Reading...
  • Saint of the Day: Saint Blaise Pictures from the blessing of throat today on Saint Blaise’s feast day. Continue Reading...
  • Faith, Fellowship, and Basketball Experience the seminarians trip to Chicago to compete in the annual Fr. Pat O’Malley Invitational hosted by Mundelein Seminary! Continue Reading...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe : Most Popular Woman in Seminary Find out all about the Seminary’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration! Continue Reading...
  • 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. Continue Reading...
  • 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. Continue Reading...
  • A Pilgrimage in Pictures Experience the senior pilgrimage of the Conception Seminary College Class of 2016! Continue Reading...
  • 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. Continue Reading...
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