A Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery of men

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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • See our Vocations page for details and contact Fr. James to register.
    See our Vocations page for details and contact Fr. James to register.
  • A photo of Benet Academy taken by Abbot Austin after saying morning Mass on campus. See our Works page for more information about our apostolates.
    A photo of Benet Academy taken by Abbot Austin after saying morning Mass on campus. See our Works page for more information about our apostolates.
  • Subscribe to Fr. James' Weekly Newsletter (link on Home page) for insights on Benedictine spirituality and resources from St. Procopius Abbey.
    Subscribe to Fr. James' Weekly Newsletter (link on Home page) for insights on Benedictine spirituality and resources from St. Procopius Abbey.
  • Abbot Austin and Benet Academy students, faculty, and families travel to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life.
    Abbot Austin and Benet Academy students, faculty, and families travel to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life.
  • 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.
See our Vocations page for details and contact Fr. James to register.
See our Vocations page for details and contact Fr. James to register.

Videos

St. Procopius Abbey Videos

Community of St. Procopius Abbey

Abbot Austin on Lectio Divina

Fr. James Flint on Discernment

Dr. Rita George Tvrkovic on Nostra Aetate

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...
Discerning your vocation? Contact Fr. James and see our Vocations page for resources and details on our upcoming Easter Triduum Discernment Retreat on April 18-21, 2019. 
Lent at the Abbey - Saturday, April 6th, 9:00AM - 2:30PM. Attendence is free. We request that you register by contacting Fr. Becket at (630)829-9253 or bfranks@procopius.org.
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 March 3rd.

Schedule changes or special events

See for upcoming schedule changes and upcoming events.  

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

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

Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict

It is clear that there are four kinds of monks. The first is that of the cenobites – this is the kind that belongs to a monastery, doing battle under a rule as well as an abbot.


After this, the second kind is that of anchorites, that is, hermits. Their way is not marked by the newcomer’s fervor, but instead they have gone through a long period of testing in the monastery. Having now become skilled through the support of many, they have learned to fight against the devil. And well built up, they go from the frontline with their brothers to the single combat of the desert. Now secure without the encouragement of another, they are sufficient, with God’s help, to fight bare handed against the vices and thoughts of the flesh.


-- Rule of St. Benedict 1.1-5 (nb: descriptions of the third and fourth kinds of monks will follow in the next two weeks)

Additional Videos:

More videos are available on YouTube at AustinOSB