New Edition of The Clerestory
The newest edition was published and hit mailboxes in December. To download a PDF... click here.
Abbot Hugh Anderson, (1938-2023)
Abbot Hugh Anderson, the eighth abbot of our community, passed into eternity yesterday on the Solemnity of All Saints. ... read more
Of Farmers and Physicists
Abbot Austin and I were driving to Kansas for the General Chapter this past June, so we decided to visit two farms that the Abbey owns in Nebraska along the way ... read more
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We are currently in the School Year Schedule.
Monday, February 19
Vespers - 6:40pm
Monday, February 26
Vespers - 6:40pm
Sunday, March 3
Donut Sunday - following 11am Mass
FRONT DESK HOURS
Monday-Friday - 9am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday - 9am-2pm
Abbot Austin G. Murphy, OSB, is the 10th abbot of St. Procopius Abbey. He was born in Huntington, NY, in 1974 and attended the University of Chicago, receiving a BA in Economics in 1995. Soon after graduating, he came into contact with St. Procopius Abbey and, feeling called to the monastic life there, applied and entered. His jobs before becoming abbot have included teaching math and religion as well as being campus minister at the abbey's high school, Benet Academy. He studied for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, receiving his MA in Theology in 2003 and his MDiv and STB from there in 2004. In 2006, he began doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame, working in the area of patristics, especially St. Augustine's thought. On June 16, 2016 Abbot Austin successfully defended his dissertation. He was elected abbot on June 24, 2010.
HISTORY OF THE ABBEY
St. Procopius Abbey began in 1885, when a group of Benedictine monks from St. Vincent Archabbey took over the direction of St. Procopius Parish in Chicago. While living the monastic life, the new community served the faith of Czech and Slovak immigrants by founding a high school, college, printing press, and seminary as well as by doing parish work. Operations were transferred to Lisle, outside of Chicago, in the earlier twentieth century. After much apostolic activity, the community in the 1960s refocused its energy on its educational work, as remains the case today. In 1970, the monks moved into a new monastery building and today the community consists of 20 monks.