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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.
    Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.
  • Lectio Divina is the prayerful reading of and meditation upon a biblical passage. See Benedictine Spirituality for the Lectio Divina page which offers resources.
    Lectio Divina is the prayerful reading of and meditation upon a biblical passage. See Benedictine Spirituality for the Lectio Divina page which offers resources.
  • Students from Benedictine University tour the Abbey as part of their BenB course. See the News blog for details.
    Students from Benedictine University tour the Abbey as part of their BenB course. See the News blog for details.
  • Campus Ministers gather from the Diocese of Joliet colleges to attend the All Saints Mass, presided by Bishop Conlon. Following Mass, all enjoyed a discussion and fellowship. See our News blog for details.
    Campus Ministers gather from the Diocese of Joliet colleges to attend the All Saints Mass, presided by Bishop Conlon. Following Mass, all enjoyed a discussion and fellowship. See our News blog 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.
    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.
  • Br. Guy prepares plants to decorate the Abbey Church and Lady Chapel.
    Br. Guy prepares plants to decorate the Abbey Church and Lady Chapel.
Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.
Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey as part of the Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat. Thank you to all the Benet faculty and student leaders that worked hard to arrange a special retreat for the freshman students. See the NEWS Blog for additional photos.

Videos

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

Noteworthy items...
Special events and schedule adjustments can be found at changes & special events. See the regular schedule for a general schedule of daily prayer and Mass.
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.
Lectio Divina is the prayerful reading of and meditation upon a biblical passage. For additional resources see here.

Schedule changes or special events

See changes & special events for upcoming schedule changes and special events.  

See regular schedule & monthly calendar  (calendar updated weekly).

NB: we are now in the school schedule until August 16 (see regular schedule).

Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict

The second step of humility is when a person, who is in not in love with his own will (propriam voluntatem), is not allured by the prospect of fulfilling his own desires; instead, he imitates in his deeds that utterance of the Lord, who said: ‘I have not come to do my own will, but that of the one who sent me’ (Jn 6:38).


-- Rule of St. Benedict 7.31-32 (from chap. 7 on the 12 steps of humility; “his own will” can also be translated “self-will” [see previous entry for comment on self-will])

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