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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • Prof. Cavadini's lecture now available on YouTube (see links to the right and below). Photo credit: Mark Franzen.
    Prof. Cavadini's lecture now available on YouTube (see links to the right and below). Photo credit: Mark Franzen.
  • Next Come & See Discernment retreat on Nov. 21-23 (see under Noteworthy items for more info)
    Next Come & See Discernment retreat on Nov. 21-23 (see under Noteworthy items for more info)
Prof. Cavadini's lecture now available on YouTube (see links to the right and below). Photo credit: Mark Franzen.
Prof. Cavadini's lecture now available on YouTube (see links to the right and below). Photo credit: Mark Franzen.

Videos

Noteworthy items...
Prof. Cavadini's talk, "Spousal Vision: Seeing the Church with Lumen Gentium," now available on YouTube -- click here. For photos of the event, click here.
Next Come and See Discernment weekend at the abbey will be Nov. 21-23 (see here for more info)

Schedule changes or special events

Schedule changes & special events listed below (next four events at a time). 

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

NB: we are now in the school year schedule (see regular schedule).

Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict

Thus, we are truly forbidden to practice self-will when Scripture tells us: ‘And turn away from your own wants’ (Sir 18:30). And likewise we ask God in the Prayer that ‘His will be done’ in us (Mt 6:10). Therefore, we are appropriately taught not to practice self-will when we take heed of what Holy Scripture says, ‘There are ways that seem upright to human beings, yet the end of those ways reaches all the way into the depths of hell’ (Prov 16:25), and when likewise we tremble at what is said of the negligent, ‘They have become corrupt and abominable in their wants’ (Ps 13:1).


-- Rule of St. Benedict 7.19-22 (NB: chap. 7 is on the 12 steps of humility and this passage is from the first step, which is to keep the fear of God before you always. Note that “self-will" [propria voluntas] is a will, wish, or want peculiar to oneself. It is what I want to do, because I want to do it. Opposed to it is God’s will, for unlike self-will, God’s will is not only about me, and what I want, but instead it is about the good of all. Also, while self-will is peculiar to oneself and thus in a way private, God’s will is meant to be shared in by all, for which reason He reveals His will to others.)