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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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Benedictine University Opening Liturgy and Picnic - August 30, 2018

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on September 4, 2018 at 3:20 PM

To begin the new school year, Benedictine University freshman students participated in the Opening Liturgy at the Abbey. The Mass was followed by a fellowship picnic on the front lawn of the Abbey. Following the photos, is the homily that Abbot Austin gave at the Opening Liturgy.


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Profession of Br. Paul - July 11, 2018

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on July 16, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Our Br. Paul Ritt took his first vows on July 11th, the Feast of St. Benedict. As well as his parents, a number of oblates and other friends of the Abbey joined the community on this happy occasion!

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Lenten concert by Gail Archer - "Meditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity" by Oliver Messiaen

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on March 1, 2018 at 4:20 PM

On Saturday February 24th, Gail Archer performed "Meditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity" by Oliver Messiaen in the Abbey Church on the Moeller organ. Gail Archer, www.gailarcher.com, is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor, and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series.


Comments from those who attended the performance include:

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March for Life, 2018

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on January 22, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Abbot Austin joined 142 Benet Academy students, faculty, staff, and parents at the March for Life in Washington D.C., 2018. The group marched and prayed together to defend the lives of the unborn.

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