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Clerestory Spring 2015 Issue is Online

Posted by Dolores on May 16, 2015 at 1:35 AM

The Spring 2105 St. Procopius Abbey's award winning magazine, The Clerestory, is now available online.


New choir seating in Lady Chapel

Posted by Abbot Austin on January 6, 2015 at 9:20 PM

On Jan. 1st, new choir seating was installed in the Lady Chapel, where the monks chant the Divine Office. The new arrangement was constructed by Abbot Austin Murphy, OSB, with the help of Br. Celestine Bundu, OSB, who is a visiting monk from the Tanzanian Abbey at Mvimwa (http://www.mvimwaabbey.com/) and is here studying at Benedictine University.

The monastic community has been exploring how to arrange its seating for chanting the Liturgy of the Hours. St. Benedict says in his Rule that nothing is to preferred to the "work of God" -- by which he means the Liturgy of the Hours, also called the Divine Office.

Abbot Austin's interview on prayer by Pastor Jon Klinepeter (UPDATED)

Posted by Abbot Austin on October 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM

On Oct. 8, I was interviewed by Pastor Jon Klinepeter of Willow Chicago on prayer, especially lectio divina. Pastor Jon was a great interviewer and his crew put together very nice shots of the abbey. Below are a couple of links.

First there the video of Pastor Jon's service which includes the interview within it. (The clip of the interview is from 40:22-45:52, although you might want to start at 39:07 to get some of Pastor Jon's points leading up to it). http://media.willowcreek.org/features/chicago/vision-sunday-prayer-together-week-6/#content

Second, here is the full interview by itself, which is about 13 min.: http://vimeo.com/77331911

Br. Kevin & Abbot Austin participate in the 2013 March for Life

Posted by Abbot Austin on January 26, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Jan. 25th was the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. There was a large turnout this year, to give witness to the dignity of human life and to the need for a Culture of Life.

For photos of the event, see here.