Apr 10, 2007

Divine Mercy Sunday and Catholic Printing Houses

Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday with its great opportunity for a plenary indulgence. I've ordered some holy cards with this icon image because my Mother is particularly attached to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Icons are a wonderful substitution for the poor religious art of the past 40+ years!

When Mother and I are driving together, we try to say the full rosary or the chaplet together. More information on the Divine Mercy devotion and this icon image are available at the Printery House of Conception Abbey in northwestern Missouri. I won't vouch for all their products, but the selection has improved over the past several years. [I still like the Angelus Press the best however, because their books feed the soul.]

For a long time, I would not touch anything from Conception Abbey (and its associated printing house) in the Kansas City diocese because they appeared to have lost their faith. A friend of mine liked to visit seminaries and he told me about ten years ago, that his new visit to Conception showed the seminarians had changed from being primarily effeminate to now being mostly true men. [I'm only repeating what a good man with a lot of experience visiting religious houses around the world told me.] With Bishop Robert Finn now in charge, I have ever higher hopes that Conception's destiny is full of hope and promise.


BJ said...

Hi! I thought you and your readers might be interested in some post-Easter news about Pope Benedict XVI...
The Pope's car is being auctioned off to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:
The bidding is already more than $200,000! Personally, I think this is a really fun and creative way to raise
money. The auction goes until April 14th if you and your readers want to check it out.

Christopher said...

Ive got a good friend up at conception now, Never heard anything ill of them before but From what I know about him he is there to be a priest and uphold our faith.

I will pray for all seminarians that the holy spirit will fill them with truth and piety.

Jarrod Thome said...

For an opportunity to see the faith of Conception Abbey as well as the seminarians who are formed here, I would like to invite you to a Eucharistic Procession from Conception Abbey to St. Columba parish in Conception Junction (about 2 miles away) this coming Sunday, April 29th, for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It starts at 1:00 and if you'd like any more info, e-mail me at jarrodthome@conception.edu

Jarrod Thome,
Director of Communications
Conception Abbey