Abbot Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B.

 Abbot Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B. September 12

Abbot Gregory Polan, O.S.B. was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago and came to the rolling hills of northwest Missouri in 1970 to begin the novitiate. He professed vows on 28 August 1971, solemn vows on 31 August 1974, and was ordained to the priesthood on 26 May 1977. From 1980 to 1984, he did doctoral studies in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Faculty of St. Paul University, Ottawa. He served in the administration of Conception Seminary College from 1985 to 1996. On 6 November 1996, he was elected Abbot of Conception Abbey, where he still serves today.