Conception Abbey and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Conception, Missouri

Established 1873

Led by Abbot Frowin Conrad, Swiss Benedictine monks established this abbey in northwestern Missouri. The cornerstone of the Romanesque church was laid in 1883 and it was made a basilica in 1941.


Conception Abbey history * Conception Basilica history


E.E. Malone, Conception: a history of the first century of the Conception colony, 1858-1958;: A history of the first century of Conception Abbey, 1873-1973; a history ... Seminary, 1886-1971