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Living a balanced life - Benedictine balance

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on January 8, 2019 at 10:15 PM

As part of the resources shared at this year's SEEK2019 event, Abbot Austin and Fr. James offered insights on Benedictine balance and living a balanced life. The two pictures below offer examples of reflections shared. The full resources can be found on our website's Benedictine Balance page.


To build on the theme of living a bala...

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SEEK2019 - Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on January 8, 2019 at 9:20 PM

Abbot Austin and Fr. James enjoyed being part of SEEK2019 hosted by FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). The five day conference in held in Indianapolis gathered over 17,000 young Catholics from around the world. Abbot Austin and Fr. James shared resources on Lectio Divina, living a balanced life, and many other resources on Benedictine spirituality.  Additional photos are shared on Abbot Austin's Instagram @abbotaustin, Fr. James' Facebook page, and our website blog ...

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Sister Judith Davies, OSF, receives the 2018 Kucera Catholic Leadership Award

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on December 4, 2018 at 8:30 PM

On December 4, 2018, Sister Judith Davies, OSF, received the 5th annual Kucera Catholic Leadership Award. The Kucera Catholic Leadership Award is given to individuals in our region who have demonstrated leadership in the Catholic Church by extraordinarily serving others as people in whom Christ is received. Sister Judith Davies has been Chancellor of the Diocese of Joliet since 1990. Abbot Austin's introduction remarks in the presentation of the award to Sister Judith are provided below ...

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Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on November 19, 2018 at 11:15 PM

On November 19th, St. Procopius Abbey was pleased to host the 28th Annual DuPage Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service.

Following the Papal Assisi Model of praying in each other’s presence, the annual event gathers the Benedictine monks of the Abbey, Buddhist Zen, Hindu, Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Zoroastrians, Theosophists, Bahai, and Protestants. The Abbey Schola also sang several pieces of Gregorian chant.

Monastic Interreligious Dialogue was initiated by Pope Paul VI...

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Bishop Conlon presides at the All Saints Day Mass followed by a diocesan Campus Ministry gathering

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on November 1, 2018 at 10:35 PM

On November 1st, Bishop Conlon presided at the All Saints Mass held at St. Procopius Abbey. The Mass was followed by a gathering of campus ministers from all of the colleges within the Diocese of Joliet. The campus ministry team from Benedictine University arranged the event with the diocese's Office of Young Adult and Youth Ministry. St. Procopius Abbey was pleased to host this year's Mass and gathering.

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Freshman Students from Benedictine University visit the Abbey

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on November 1, 2018 at 9:30 AM

As part of their BenU class, over 200 freshman students toured St. Procopius Abbey to gain insight on Benedictine spirituality and monastic life. Students met with monks and staff for presentations on communal prayer, personal prayer, history of the Benedictine monks, monastic life, and an overview video of St. Procopius Abbey which can be found on the HOME page of our website. We thank the faculty of Benedictine University for arranging this impactful experience.

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Modern applications of the Rule of St. Benedict - Code of Conduct (CoC)

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on October 29, 2018 at 11:15 PM

Abbot Austin shared an interesting article about a company's attempt to create a Code of Conduct (CoC) using the Rule of St. Benedict (see Abbot Austin's FaceBook page, Abbot Austin G. Murphy, OSB).

Within the context of industry, a code of conduct (CoC) can be described as "Principles, values, standards, or rules of behaviour that guide the decisions, procedures and systems of an organization in a way that (a) contributes to the welfare of its key stakeholders, and (b) res...

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Benedictine Heritage Freshman Retreat

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on October 11, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Freshman students from Benet Academy visited the Abbey on October 10th to participate in 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. 

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Meet The Abbey - Fellowship and Donuts at St. Procopius Abbey

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on October 8, 2018 at 7:10 PM

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. See the Special Events Calendar (NEWS) for upcoming Meet The Abbey dates.

Slovakian President Andrej Kiska visits Benedictine University - September 27, 2018

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on September 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM

On September 27th, Slovakian President Andrej Kiska came to Benedictine University's Daniel Goodwin College of Business to enjoy a reception and to celebrate the country's 100-year anniversary. Abbot Austin was one of those who welcomed him, and Fr. Philip and Fr. James were also present at the reception.

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