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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.
  • 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. Our next Meet the Abbey fellowship will be on Sunday, June 3rd.
    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. Our next Meet the Abbey fellowship will be on Sunday, June 3rd.
  • After the preparation for the Easter Fire on a chilly Holy Saturday morn, the participants in this year's Triduum retreat pose for this picture. Thanks to all who prayed for the success of this year's program!
    After the preparation for the Easter Fire on a chilly Holy Saturday morn, the participants in this year's Triduum retreat pose for this picture. Thanks to all who prayed for the success of this year's program!
  • Abbot Austin and Br. Paul attended the conference of the Institute of Religious Life at St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. Abbot Austin gave the keynote address for the event.
    Abbot Austin and Br. Paul attended the conference of the Institute of Religious Life at St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. Abbot Austin gave the keynote address for the event.
  • Abbot Austin, Fr. James, and the BU Mesa campus Men's Volleyball team. Go Redhawks!
    Abbot Austin, Fr. James, and the BU Mesa campus Men's Volleyball team. Go Redhawks!
  • April 26th marks the 63rd anniversary of Dorothy Day becoming a Benedictine Oblate of St. Procopius Abbey.
    April 26th marks the 63rd anniversary of Dorothy Day becoming a Benedictine Oblate of 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.

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...
Meet the Abbey - Sunday, June 3rd. Enjoy donuts and fellowship with the monks in the lobby after the 11:00 a.m. Mass the first Sunday of every month.  
Summer schedule for daily prayer and Mass begins 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.
Discerning a monastic vocation? Contact Fr. James if you have questions or would like to arrange a visit. .

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

[Continuing St. Benedict’s description of the four kinds of monks: the fourth kind]

The fourth kind of monks are called gyrovagues. Throughout their life they are guests for three or four days in different regions, in the cells of different monasteries. They are always wandering and never stable. They are slaves to their own wishes and to the enticements of the palate. And in every way they are worse than the sarabaites.

As for the most pitiful conduct of all of them, it is better to be silent than to speak. Therefore, leaving these behind, let us move on to set out an arrangement for the strongest kind, the cenobites.


-- Rule of St. Benedict 1.10-13