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