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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • "The Clerestory" is the official magazine of the Benedictine Monks of St. Procopius Abbey. See the WORKS page on our website to view and subscribe.
    "The Clerestory" is the official magazine of the Benedictine Monks of St. Procopius Abbey. See the WORKS page on our website to view and subscribe.
  • Abbot Austin joined 142 Benet Academy students, faculty, staff, and parents at the March for Life in Washington D.C. The group marched and prayed together to defend the lives of the unborn.
    Abbot Austin joined 142 Benet Academy students, faculty, staff, and parents at the March for Life in Washington D.C. The group marched and prayed together to defend the lives of the unborn.
  • Blessing of the Lady Chapel's new choir organ on the Feast of St. Cecilia.
    Blessing of the Lady Chapel's new choir organ on the Feast of St. Cecilia.
  • Br. Rick provides a tour of the Abbey to a group of students from Benedictine University.
    Br. Rick provides a tour of the Abbey to a group of students from Benedictine University.
"The Clerestory" is the official magazine of the Benedictine Monks of St. Procopius Abbey. See the WORKS page on our website to view and subscribe.
"The Clerestory" is the official magazine of the Benedictine Monks of St. Procopius Abbey. See the WORKS page on our website to view and subscribe.

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

Fr. Robert Barron on Gaudium et Spes

Dr. John Cavadini on Lumen Gentium

Noteworthy items...
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.
Lent at the Abbey will be held on Saturday March 17th, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. For more details and to register, 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. 
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

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)