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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • The fall 2016 issue of "The Clerestory" is available. Enjoy reading about some of our new projects.
    The fall 2016 issue of "The Clerestory" is available. Enjoy reading about some of our new projects.
  • Fr. James writes his weekly newsletter. Subscribe to receive Fr. James' Newsletter and updates from the Abbey.
    Fr. James writes his weekly newsletter. Subscribe to receive Fr. James' Newsletter and updates from the Abbey.
  • Abbot Austin attends the 2017 March for Life in Washington, DC, with students from Benet Academy.
    Abbot Austin attends the 2017 March for Life in Washington, DC, with students from Benet Academy.
  • Save the date for Lent at the Abbey. Please register to attend the free event.
    Save the date for Lent at the Abbey. Please register to attend the free event.
  • As part of St. Procopius Abbey's the Documents of Vatican II lecture series, theologian and prolific author, Dr. Matthew Levering, spoke on Dei Verbum.
    As part of St. Procopius Abbey's the Documents of Vatican II lecture series, theologian and prolific author, Dr. Matthew Levering, spoke on Dei Verbum.
  • Work continues in the Lady Chapel renovation. Please keep our efforts in your prayers. We are grateful for your support. See our News section for photos and updates.
    Work continues in the Lady Chapel renovation. Please keep our efforts in your prayers. We are grateful for your support. See our News section for photos and updates.
The fall 2016 issue of "The Clerestory" is available. Enjoy reading about some of our new projects.
The fall 2016 issue of "The Clerestory" is available. Enjoy reading about some of our new projects.

Videos

St. Procopius Abbey video

Abbot Austin on Lectio Divina

Other videos

Documents of Vatican II lecture series

Dr. Timothy O'Malley on Sacrosanctum Concilium

Cardinal George on Dignitatis Humanae

Fr. Robert Barron on Gaudium et Spes

Dr. John Cavadini on Lumen Gentium

Noteworthy items...
Dr. Matthew Levering on Dei Verbum: Persons and Propositions, as part of the Documents of Vatican II Lecture Series. See here.
Lent at the Abbey - Sat., March 18th, 9am-2:30pm. Please register to attend the free program. See here.
Lady Chapel renovations continue. Please keep our efforts in your prayers. See here for details. See Giving for ways to support the renovations.
Subscribe to Fr. James' Newsletter and other updates from the Abbey. See here.
Abbot Austin attends the 2017 March for Life in Washington, DC, with students from Benet Academy. See here.
The latest issue of "The Clerestory" is available. Previous issues are also available. See here.  
Are you called to be a monk? See here.

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 schedule until August 16 (see regular schedule).

Tuesday, Feb 28 at 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM
Tuesday, Feb 28 at 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Wednesday, Mar 1 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Mar 1 at 6:40 PM - 7:00 PM

Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict

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

The fourth kind of monks are called gyrovagues. Throughout their life they are guests for three or four days in different regions, in the cells of different monasteries. They are always wandering and never stable. They are slaves to their own wishes and to the enticements of the palate. And in every way they are worse than the sarabaites.

As for the most pitiful conduct of all of them, it is better to be silent than to speak. Therefore, leaving these behind, let us move on to set out an arrangement for the strongest kind, the cenobites.

-- Rule of St. Benedict 1.10-13