St. Procopius Abbey Videos
Community of St. Procopius Abbey
Abbot Austin on Lectio Divina
Fr. James Flint on Discernment
Documents of Vatican II Lecture Series
Dr. Timothy O'Malley on Sacrosanctum Concilium
Cardinal George on Dignitatis Humanae
Fr. Robert Barron on Gaudium et Spes
Dr. John Cavadini on Lumen Gentium
As part of The Documents of Vatican II Lecture Series, Dr. Rita George-Tvrkovic will present Nostra Aetate, Before & After: The Church's Relations with Non-Christians. Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 PM. Free to the public. All are invited. See here.
Discerning a monastic vocation? Contact Fr. James for details about our upcoming Easter Triduum Retreat (March 29-April 1).
The Clerestory Magazine, Fall 2017, is available. See here.
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Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict
Although a monk’s life should be a continuous observance of
Lent, yet such virtue belongs to only a few. Therefore, we urge all alike
during these days of Lent to keep their life completely pure, and to wash away
the negligences of other times during these holy days. This is fittingly done,
then, if we refrain from all vices and we work at prayer with tears, reading
and compunction of heart and also abstinence.
Therefore, during these days we should increase for ourselves something with regard to our accustomed amount of service in private prayer and in abstinence from food and drink. In this way, each of us by his own will may offer to God, with the joy of the Holy Spirit (1Th 1:6), something above his assigned measure. That is, let him withhold from his body food, drink, sleep, chattiness, buffoonery, and let him look forward to holy Easter with the joy of spiritual desire.
But let everyone bring to his abbot that which he offers, and let it be done with his prayer and approval, because what is done without the permission of the spiritual father will be considered presumption and vainglory, rather than worthy of a reward. Therefore, all things are to be done with the abbot’s approval.
-- Rule of St. Benedict 49.1-10 (whole chapter)