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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.
    Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.
  • Br. Guy prepares plants to decorate the Abbey Church and Lady Chapel.
    Br. Guy prepares plants to decorate the Abbey Church and Lady Chapel.
  • Students from Benedictine University tour the Abbey as part of their BenB course. See the News blog for details.
    Students from Benedictine University tour the Abbey as part of their BenB course. See the News blog for details.
  • Slovakian President Andrej Kiska visits Benedictine University. See the News blog for additional details.
    Slovakian President Andrej Kiska visits Benedictine University. See the News blog for additional details.
  • Campus Ministers gather from the Diocese of Joliet colleges to attend the All Saints Mass, presided by Bishop Conlon. Following Mass, all enjoyed a discussion and fellowship. See our News blog for details.
    Campus Ministers gather from the Diocese of Joliet colleges to attend the All Saints Mass, presided by Bishop Conlon. Following Mass, all enjoyed a discussion and fellowship. See our News blog for details.
  • Every third Tuesday of the month, in the Lady Chapel, there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to pray for Vocations at the Abbey. See our special events calendar for details.
    Every third Tuesday of the month, in the Lady Chapel, there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to pray for Vocations at the Abbey. See our special events calendar for details.
Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.
Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.

Videos

St. Procopius Abbey Videos

Community of St. Procopius Abbey

Abbot Austin on Lectio Divina

Fr. James Flint on Discernment

Br. Paul Ritt's First Profession

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...
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.
The Abbey will host the 28th Annual DuPage Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service on November 19th, from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free to the public. All are welcome. See here for details.
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 for our next Meet the Abbey on December 2nd.

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

So, with regard to the desires of the body we should thus believe that God is always present to us, because the prophet says to the Lord, ‘Every desire of mine is before You’ (Ps 38:10). Therefore, we must guard against evil desire, because death is stationed next to the door of delight. Hence, Scripture admonishes, saying: ‘Do not go after your covetous desires’ (Sir 18:30).


-- Rule of St. Benedict 7.23-25 (from chap. 7 on the twelve steps of humility; this passage is within the description on the first step, which is to keep the fear of God always before one’s eyes. The vigilance described here might seem a recipe for scrupulosity or evidence of a killjoy attitude of which Christianity is sometimes accused. But the fact is that we can be misled by desires for pleasure and, therefore, we must be watchful in this regard. Moreover, such vigilance, rather than being a killjoy, is crucial for allowing more noble desires to develop, desires that lead to a more profound joy).

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