A Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery of men

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About the community

The monastic community of St. Procopius Abbey consists of 25 men dedicated to seek and serve God as Benedictine monks in the Catholic Church. They have different social, ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds. Some are ordained priests, some are not. Some are extroverts, some introverts. But whatever the differences, all have taken vows as monks and have thus consecrated their lives to Christ.


For more information, see the pages on our charism described in terms of prayer, work, and stability. Also see the pages: Q&A, Who we are, History, and Profiles of monks.


Photo (c) Peter Hoffman. Used with permission   

2004-2005 Mission Statement


From 2004 to 2005, under the direction of Abbot Dismas Kalcic, OSB, the ninth abbot of St. Procopius Abbey, the monastic community had several meetings, which produced the following mission statement:


We, the Benedicine monks of Saint Procopius Abbey, called by Christ to live the Gospel in community, seek God by a life of prayer, obedience, and personal conversion, according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and the direction of the Abbot. 


Persevering in the monastery until death, we employ the tools of the spiritual craft in the school of the Lord's service, witnessing to the primacy of God in a community of mutual love, that in all things God may be glorified.