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  • Conception Seminary College hosts annual Family Weekend Conception Seminary College hosted their annual fall Family Weekend September 30 – October 1 at their campus in Conception, Mo. Over 300 gathered for the weekend’s activities that included Evening Prayer with the monastic community on Saturday, an outdoor barbecue and games, and entertainment provided by seminarian musicians. Family Weekend is an annual event that allows ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Seminary College holds annual Alumni Reunion Conception Seminary College honors Mr. Brian Bergkamp with Distinguished Alumni Award 115 alumni attended the annual Alumni Reunion held September 22-23 on the campus of Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo. Attendees of note were the class of 1967 who celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation. During the weekend, alumni attended a presentation by Fr. Paul ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Seminary College welcomes new and returning students It has been a busy two weeks as twenty-eight new seminarians arrived on the campus of Conception Seminary College shortly followed by seminarians returning for a new year of formation. The halls of CSC, quieted during the summer months, are once again filled with the boisterous noise of seminarians getting to know each other, preparing ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Seminary College celebrates the largest group of graduates in twelve years The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Conception Seminary College brimmed with graduates, family, and friends on Saturday, May 13, 2017, as thirty-one seminarians completed the requirements to earn bachelor’s degrees this spring. Conception Seminary’s annual spring commencement ceremonies also celebrated numerous seminarians and their academic achievements as they were honored with scholarships. “Today ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Seminary College honors academic excellence Conception Seminary College announces Spring 2017 Dean’s List The Office of the Registrar at Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo. announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student and earn a 3.70 GPA or higher on at ... Continue Reading...
  • CSC Announces Fall 2016 Academic Honors Conception Seminary College Announces Fall 2016 Dean’s List The Office of the Registrar at Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo. announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the 2016 fall semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student and earn a 3.70 GPA or higher on at ... Continue Reading...
  • Conception Seminary College to Host Annual Soccer/Volleyball Tournament Soccer and volleyball tournament brings together seminarians discerning God’s call The 9th Annual Thunder Cup Soccer and Volleyball Tournament will be held October 15-16 at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo. Seven seminaries from across the Midwest will gather for a weekend of faith, fellowship, and friendly competition at this annual event. “The Thunder Cup tournament is ... Continue Reading...
  • Vocations are Supported by Families Vocations supported at Conception Seminary College’s annual Family Weekend Discerning a priestly vocation, sometimes over six hours from home, can be challenging for both seminarians and their families. This is why Conception Seminary College hosted its annual Family Weekend October 8-9 for the families of its over 90 seminarians. More than 350 people arrived Friday evening ... Continue Reading...
  • Priest and Seminarian Appreciation Day draw 300 Priests and seminarians from KC-SJ and KCK gather for annual golf event  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 ... Continue Reading...
  • 70 Donors Give Blood The blood drive at Conception Abbey and Seminary College held on Tuesday, September 20 brought in 70 donors! This was just shy of our record breaking 70 donors from last spring. Seminarians, monks, staff, and area residents of the Conception community did their part in giving generously. Alessandro Calderoni, a seminarian of the Diocese of Tulsa, ... 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...
  • 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...
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