A Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery of men

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Who we are

St. Procopius Abbey

Founded in 1885, St. Procopius Abbey is a Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery of men, currently consisting of 25 monks.


The monks of St. Procopius Abbey, consisting of priests and brothers, live in community, seeking God by a life of prayer, obedience, and personal conversion, according the Rule of St. Benedict. 


Prayer and conversion are at the heart of our life. At the same time, we serve in outside apostolates, especially in the schools that we founded and continue to sponsor, Benet Academy and Benedictine University.


  • View of monastery complex, particularly of the abbey church. The current monastery was moved into in 1970.
    View of monastery complex, particularly of the abbey church. The current monastery was moved into in 1970.
  • Interior view of the monastery.
    Interior view of the monastery.
  • Br. Guy shoveling snow in the monastic courtyard.
    Br. Guy shoveling snow in the monastic courtyard.
  • Abbot Austin, the current abbot of St. Procopius, is the 10th abbot of the abbey. (Photo (c) Peter Hoffman, used with permission)
    Abbot Austin, the current abbot of St. Procopius, is the 10th abbot of the abbey. (Photo (c) Peter Hoffman, used with permission)
  • Fr. Becket prepares food for the Christmas meal (we hire a kitchen service, but cook for ourselves on Christmas).
    Fr. Becket prepares food for the Christmas meal (we hire a kitchen service, but cook for ourselves on Christmas).
  • Br. Kevin reading for Mass. (photo (c) Peter Hoffman, used with permission)
    Br. Kevin reading for Mass. (photo (c) Peter Hoffman, used with permission)
  • The abbey magazine, called The Clerestory. This cover shows Br. Guy teaching out our high school, Benet Academy.
    The abbey magazine, called The Clerestory. This cover shows Br. Guy teaching out our high school, Benet Academy.
  • Outdoor shot. We're blessed with over 80 acres of woods and fields on our property.
    Outdoor shot. We're blessed with over 80 acres of woods and fields on our property.
View of monastery complex, particularly of the abbey church. The current monastery was moved into in 1970.
View of monastery complex, particularly of the abbey church. The current monastery was moved into in 1970.