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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.
    Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.
  • Abbot Austin presided at Benedictine University's Commencement Mass. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
    Abbot Austin presided at Benedictine University's Commencement Mass. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
  • April 26th is the anniversary of Dorothy Day becoming a Benedictine Oblate of St. Procopius Abbey (April 26, 1955). Her cause of canonization is being promoted by the Archdiocese of New York. See our WORKS|Dorothy Day page for more information about this remarkable servant of God.
    April 26th is the anniversary of Dorothy Day becoming a Benedictine Oblate of St. Procopius Abbey (April 26, 1955). Her cause of canonization is being promoted by the Archdiocese of New York. See our WORKS|Dorothy Day page for more information about this remarkable servant of God.
  • 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.
  • St. Mark's Parish in Wheaton, IL, held a reception in honor of our Fr. Anthony, who recently retired from offering weekend assistance there after 32 years of doing so. Fr. Anthony preached at the Mass before the reception. He spoke of the blessings that Christ left us with, especially the gift of His mother. See our NEWS BLOG for additional photos.
    St. Mark's Parish in Wheaton, IL, held a reception in honor of our Fr. Anthony, who recently retired from offering weekend assistance there after 32 years of doing so. Fr. Anthony preached at the Mass before the reception. He spoke of the blessings that Christ left us with, especially the gift of His mother. See our NEWS BLOG for additional photos.
Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.
Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.

Videos

St. Procopius Abbey Videos

Community of St. Procopius Abbey

Abbot Austin on Lectio Divina

Fr. James Flint on Discernment

Abbot Austin on Balance 02: What do monks mean by it?

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...
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - May 21st at 6:15PM. Join us as we pray for vocations at the Abbey. 
Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. The special edition of The Clerestory invites you, our friends, to assist us in raising funds for our important needs. See magazine here.
Meet the Abbey - The first Sunday of each month we gather after 11:00 AM Mass for fellowship and donuts. Join us at our next Meet the Abbey on June 2nd.

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

So, brothers, after having asked the Lord about the kind of person who inhabits His tent, we heard the instruction for inhabiting it – but only if we fulfill the obligation of an inhabitant. So, our hearts and bodies must be prepared for the combat of holy obedience to His precepts. And insofar as something is not possible for us by nature, let us petition the Lord so that He may deign to furnish us the help of His grace. And if, fleeing the punishment of Gehenna, we want to reach everlasting life, then while there is still time and we are in this body and we have the opportunity to implement all these things through the present light of life, we must hasten to do and carry out now what will benefit us forever.


-- Rule of St. Benedict prol.39-44

Additional Videos:

More videos are available on YouTube at AustinOSB