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Granddaughter of Dorothy Day Visits
St. Procopius Abbey

Visiting Lisle to speak at Benedictine University in late September, Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, took some time to meet  ... read more

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Celebrating 100 Years of St. Andrew Svorad Abbey in Cleveland

Back in September, St. Procopius Abbey sent a delegation to Cleveland, Ohio, to take part in the Centennial celebrations of St. Andrew Svorad Abbey ... read more

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Abbey Joins Lumen Christi in West Suburban Series

St. Procopius is supporting, as a member of the host committee, the West Suburban Catholic Culture Series, presented by the Lumen Christi ... read more

 
SCHEDULE

For our scheduled Mass & Prayer times, please visit:

https://www.procopius.org/mass-and-prayer-times

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE CHANGES

Monday, November 28

Vespers - 6:40pm

Monday, December 5

Vespers - 6:40pm

Thursday, December 8

Mass - 4:30pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

Mass - 4:30pm

FRONT DESK HOURS

Monday-Friday - 9am-6pm

Saturday-Sunday - 9am-2pm

 

ABBOT AUSTIN

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.

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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.

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