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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.
    Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.
  • A photo of Benet Academy taken by Abbot Austin after saying morning Mass on campus. See our Works page for more information about our apostolates.
    A photo of Benet Academy taken by Abbot Austin after saying morning Mass on campus. See our Works page for more information about our apostolates.
  • See our Vocations page for details and contact Fr. James to register.
    See our Vocations page for details and contact Fr. James to register.
  • 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.
  • Attendance is free but your reservation is requested. Please register on-line (link in NEWS) or by contacting Fr. Becket at (630)829-9253 or bfranks@procopius.org.
    Attendance is free but your reservation is requested. Please register on-line (link in NEWS) or by contacting Fr. Becket at (630)829-9253 or bfranks@procopius.org.
Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.
Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. See Giving page.

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

Noteworthy items...
Abbot Austin and the monks announce THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY. The special edition of The Clerestory invites you, our friends, to assist us in raising funds for our important needs. See magazine here.
Lent at the Abbey - Saturday, April 6th, 9:00AM - 2:30PM. The program is free but we request you register on-line or by contacting Fr. Becket at (630)829-9253 or bfranks@procopius.org.
Discerning your vocation? Contact Fr. James and see our Vocations page for resources and details on our upcoming Easter Triduum Discernment Retreat on April 18-21, 2019. 
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 March 3rd.

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

[Continuing St. Benedict’s description of the four kinds of monks: the third kind] 

But the third kind of monks is the most detestable kind, namely, the sarabaites. They are not proved ‘as gold in the furnace’ (Prov 27:21) by a rule, with experience as a teacher. Instead, their nature has become soft as lead. Still faithful to the world, for they serve it by their actions, they are known to lie to God by their tonsure. In a group of two or three, or even alone, they are without a shepherd, gathered in sheepfolds of their own, not the Lord's. For them the law is the will of their desires. When they deem something valuable and choose it, they call it holy, but whatever they do not want, they consider it not allowed.


-- Rule of St. Benedict 1.6-9

Additional Videos:

More videos are available on YouTube at AustinOSB