Category: Listen, My Son

digital discernment — virtual monastic experience Oct 9 – 11

Digital Discernment: Virtual Monastic Experience October 9th-11th via Zoom Are you interested in learning more about monastic life at Conception Abbey?Join us online for a three-day digital experience where you will learn about monastic prayer, monastic vows, and community living. The experience will include… Continue Reading “digital discernment — virtual monastic experience Oct 9 – 11”


Fr. Xavier discusses what it means to enter into formation in a monastic setting, its challenges and joys, here at Conception Abbey.

5 Spiritual Lessons of this Crisis

Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB, shares his spiritual insights on the current crisis and how we might grow deeper in our trust in God and open ourselves up to greater charity.

Five Steps to a Fruitful Lent

Part of Conception Abbey’s Online Lenten Journey, I offer five tips on how to make a fruitful lent this year. Consider signing up for the Lenten journey at: The five steps are: 1. Understand why Lent matters. If we are willing to understand… Continue Reading “Five Steps to a Fruitful Lent”

The Experience of Suffering and our Vocation, part one

Discernment: LISTEN through Scripture

Can I choose the wrong vocation?

Discernment Step Three: LISTEN

Asking for Signs in Vocation Discernment

Discernment Step Two: Holiness