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
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
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).