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  • We celebrate our jubilarians: Fr Ed celebrated 65 years of priestly ordination, Fr. Becket celebrated 40 years of monastic profession; and Brs. Greg and Richard celebrated 25 years of monastic profession.
    We celebrate our jubilarians: Fr Ed celebrated 65 years of priestly ordination, Fr. Becket celebrated 40 years of monastic profession; and Brs. Greg and Richard celebrated 25 years of monastic profession.
  • Our Br. Paul Ritt took his first vows on July 11th, the Feast of St. Benedict. As well as his parents, a number of oblates and other friends of the Abbey joined the community on this happy occasion! See our website News blog for additional photos.
    Our Br. Paul Ritt took his first vows on July 11th, the Feast of St. Benedict. As well as his parents, a number of oblates and other friends of the Abbey joined the community on this happy occasion! See our website News blog for additional photos.
  • The community photo taken at the end of this year's monastic retreat. The retreat-master, Abbot Justin Brown of St. Joseph Abbey in Covington LA, stands next to Abbot Austin.
    The community photo taken at the end of this year's monastic retreat. The retreat-master, Abbot Justin Brown of St. Joseph Abbey in Covington LA, stands next to Abbot Austin.
  • Br. Guy receives a special gift from a student. The message reads "Good teachers deserve an apple. Br. Guy, you deserve a whole tree!"
    Br. Guy receives a special gift from a student. The message reads "Good teachers deserve an apple. Br. Guy, you deserve a whole tree!"
We celebrate our jubilarians: Fr Ed celebrated 65 years of priestly ordination, Fr. Becket celebrated 40 years of monastic profession; and Brs. Greg and Richard celebrated 25 years of monastic profession.
We celebrate our jubilarians: Fr Ed celebrated 65 years of priestly ordination, Fr. Becket celebrated 40 years of monastic profession; and Brs. Greg and Richard celebrated 25 years of monastic profession.

Videos

St. Procopius Abbey Videos

Community of St. Procopius Abbey

Abbot Austin on Lectio Divina

Fr. James Flint on Discernment

Additional Videos:

Documents of Vatican II Lecture Series

Dr. Timothy O'Malley on Sacrosanctum Concilium

Cardinal George on Dignitatis Humanae

Bishop Robert Barron on Gaudium et Spes

Dr. John Cavadini on Lumen Gentium

Noteworthy items...
On July 11th, the Feast of St. Benedict, Br. Paul took his first vows. For additional photos, see here.
Come & See Discernment Retreat, August 10-12th. A vocation retreat for Catholic men to discern how God is calling them. For details, see the retreat flyer and contact Fr. James.
Meet the Abbey - Enjoy donuts and fellowship with the monks in the lobby after the 11:00 a.m. Mass the first Sunday of every month. Join us on August 5th for our next Meet the Abbey.
Summer schedule for daily prayer and Mass began on Friday, June 8th. See our schedule of services for details.
Special events and schedule adjustments can be found at changes & special events. See the regular schedule for a general schedule of daily prayer and Mass.

Schedule changes or special events

See changes & special events for upcoming schedule changes and special events.  

See regular schedule & monthly calendar  (calendar updated weekly).

NB: we are now in the school schedule until August 16 (see regular schedule).

Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict

And so, always fearful of the future judgment of the shepherd about the sheep entrusted to him, [the abbot] is led to give careful thought to his own reckoning whenever he thinks about the accounts that others will have to render, and while he offers others correction by his admonitions, he himself is corrected and removed from vices.


-- Rule of Saint Benedict 2:39-40 (this avoids the temptation the abbot [or another leader] can have to focus on the faults of those under his charge and to lose sight of his own faults; St. Benedict here explains that the abbot should lead in such a way that he always simultaneously has in mind his own faults and need for continued conversion when dealing with the faults of others)