A Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery of men

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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • Congratulations to Mary Beth and Joe, who made their oblation so as to become Oblates of St. Benedict. See the Oblates page under WORKS for details. 
    Congratulations to Mary Beth and Joe, who made their oblation so as to become Oblates of St. Benedict. See the Oblates page under WORKS for details. 
  • Students from Benet Academy Campus Ministry (SALT) come by for adoration for vocations.
    Students from Benet Academy Campus Ministry (SALT) come by for adoration for vocations.
  • Br. Kevin firing up the kiln. Stop by and see the many pieces of art throughout the Abbey.
    Br. Kevin firing up the kiln. Stop by and see the many pieces of art throughout the Abbey.
  • Fr. Ken Legacy Fund allows us to serve with the heart of Jesus Christ, just as Fr. Ken has modeled to St. Joan of Arc. See our Giving Page for details.
    Fr. Ken Legacy Fund allows us to serve with the heart of Jesus Christ, just as Fr. Ken has modeled to St. Joan of Arc. See our Giving Page for details.
  • Four deer spent most of the day outside the Community Room of the Abbey.
    Four deer spent most of the day outside the Community Room of the Abbey.
Noteworthy items...
Advent At The Abbey will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14th. See here to register on-line or contact Fr. Becket at 630-829-9253.
Discerning God's call for your life? Contact Fr. James for information about our upcoming discernement retreats. For details, see here.
Our next Meet the Abbey will take place on December 1st after the 11:00 AM Mass.

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

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

But if [a visiting monk from another monastery] is not such a one who deserves to be thrown out, then, if he petitions to become a fellow member of the flock, not only should he be received, but also he should be encouraged to stay, so that the others may learn from his example -- and this seeing that in every place it is the one Lord who is being served, the one king for whom we do battle.


-- Rule of St. Benedict 61.8-10 (after considering the case of a visiting monk who is a bad influence and deserves to be thrown out, St. Benedict says this about a visiting monk who is a good influence; St. Benedict goes on to say that the abbot should not receive this good visiting monk, unless the abbot of the monastery from which he came agrees to it)

Additional Videos:

More videos are available on YouTube at AustinOSB