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. […]Read more "Priest and Seminarian Appreciate Day draws 300"
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 […]Read more "70 Donors Give Blood"
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 […]Read more "Graduate Pilgrimage: 2016"
Anyone at Conception Seminary College can see from a mile away (if Conception were a mile long) that Mark Famuliner is a country boy. From boots to Carhartt jacket to cowboy hat, you know that Mark comes from country roots. Although recognized around seminary for his country quirks, he is known more so for his […]Read more "Humans of Conception: Mark Famuliner"
“Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.” – G.K. Chesterton When one arrives at a seminary for the first time, or even considers seminary life, they may be inclined to think of pious young men, stoic looks of reverence on their phenomenally pious faces, choirs chanting in the backgrounds as conversations of morality, […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Relax and have fun!"
Life as a seminarian of Conception Seminary College is unique in so many incredible ways. From the fast-paced daily routine to its peaceful remote location in the Missouri countryside, to the high quality of formation which young men are given, Conception offers many blessings which are hard to find, even at other college seminaries. Perhaps […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Seminarian fraternity"
They say that a shepherd who deals with a sheep who consistently runs away will get the sheep and break its leg. The shepherd will nurture it and in the process, teach it to depend on him and build trust. I too ran from the shepherd. I ran from his call, from his guidance, and […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Rough transitions"