A Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery of men

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Welcome to St. Procopius Abbey

  • Abbot Austin and Fr. James visit Benedictine University at Mesa, AZ.
    Abbot Austin and Fr. James visit Benedictine University at Mesa, AZ.
  • Fr. Joseph celebrates 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
    Fr. Joseph celebrates 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
  • After years of planning and months of work on our Lady Chapel (which we are using to pray the Liturgy of the Hours as a community), the chapel was ready for use, starting Mar. 1 (Ash Wednesday).
    After years of planning and months of work on our Lady Chapel (which we are using to pray the Liturgy of the Hours as a community), the chapel was ready for use, starting Mar. 1 (Ash Wednesday).
  • Students from Benet Academy at adoration on Holy Thursday.
    Students from Benet Academy at adoration on Holy Thursday.
  • 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.
Abbot Austin and Fr. James visit Benedictine University at Mesa, AZ.
Abbot Austin and Fr. James visit Benedictine University at Mesa, AZ.

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...
Easter Triduum and Octave services are available. See here.
Abbot Austin and Fr. James visit Benedictine University at Mesa. See here.
After years of planning and months of work on our Lady Chapel, the chapel was ready for use on Mar. 1 (Ash Wednesday). See here for details. See Giving for ways to support the Lady Chapel renovations.

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).

Monday, Apr 24 at 6:40 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:15 PM - 6:50 PM
Tuesday, Jun 20 at 6:15 PM - 6:50 PM
Tuesday, Jul 18 at 6:15 PM - 6:50 PM

Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict

Divine Scripture cries to us, brothers, saying: ‘Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and whoever humbles himself will be exalted’ (Lk 14:11; 18:14). Thus, when it says these things, it shows us that every exaltation is a kind of pride. The prophet indicates that he guards against this, when he says: ‘Lord, my heart is not exalted, nor are my eyes raised; I have neither walked among the great nor gone after marvels beyond me’ (Ps 131:1). Yet, what ‘if I did not think humbly,’ what ‘if I exalted my soul’? ‘You would treat my soul like a child on its mother’s lap, weaned from her milk’ (Ps 131:2).

Hence, brothers, if we want to attain the peak of the highest humility and we want quickly to reach that heavenly exaltation, which is ascended by humility in this present life, then by means of our ascending actions that ladder must be set up which appeared to Jacob in his sleep, for he saw ‘angels descending and ascending upon it’ (Gen 28:12). Without a doubt, that ascent and descent is to be understood by us in no other way than that one descends by exaltation and ascends by humility. Truly that erected ladder is our life in this world and it is raised up to heaven by the Lord, once our heart is humbled. Indeed, we may call the sides of this ladder our body and soul, in which for sides the divine summons has inserted the steps of humility and discipline, so that we might ascend by them.

-- Rule of St. Benedict 7.1-9 [this passage fits during the Easter season because St. Benedict is drawing on the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, especially as described in the scriptural passage, 'He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted Him...' (Phil 2:8-9)]