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Vocation retreats & events

Come and See Discernment Retreat -- Friday, July 18th (4pm), to Sunday, July 20 (1pm)


For Catholic men (aged 18-45) discerning a vocation to the religious life. The retreat immerses you in the monastic life of St. Procopius Abbey and features times for talks, prayer, reflection, and conversation, to help you discern God's call in your life. We encourage you to give it a try.


Contact Fr. James (vocations@procopius.org or go here) to reserve a spot (places are limited).

Next men's discernment group at the Abbey on June 25th, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm

(participants may come at 7:00 pm for Vespers)


A discernment group is a group that meets to talk about how to figure out where God is calling you. While special attention is given to discerning God's call to religious life and/or the priesthood, such groups have also helped participants discern vocations to married life or the single life. 


The discernment group being held at St. Procopius Abbey will be sponsored by the monks of St. Procopius Abbey and by Fr. Burke Masters, the vocation director for the Diocese of Joliet. It will meet once a month on Wednesdays at St. Procopius Abbey from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, with participants welcome to come earlier at 7:30 pm for Vespers with the monastic community. Young men discerning a vocation are welcome to attend.


For more information, contact Fr. James Flint, OSB, at 630-969-6410, or vocations@procopius.org.