After our visit to Lake Mozingo, I asked if they wanted to see Conception Seminary. Neither one of them had ever been to Conception Seminary, and I had not been there since 2002 when I was the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado. Thus, we decided to take a short drive from Maryville over to Conception and Clyde.
Conception Seminary was hosting a discernment weekend. I knew that nine young men were coming from the Diocese of Cheyenne for the weekend. It was my hope that we would see Father Steve and Father Hiep but they had not yet arrived. We spent a little time walking the grounds, visiting the basilica, and of course, visiting the gift shop.
The monastery is beautiful. The main chapel is simply stunning. The side chapel housing nearly 600 relics gives one a sense of the sacrifices made by all those who have gone before us. If you are ever in northwest Missouri I would highly recommend a stop at the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri.