Vocation Profile - St. Procopius Benedictine Abbey

St. Procopius Benedictine Abbey

Rev. James Flint O.S.B.
Vocation Director
5601 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

630-969-6410
abbot@procopius.org
www.Procopius.org

International?Yes
Professed members24
Year founded1885
Generalate/motherhouse
Province/federation

(Arch)dioceses
Joliet, IL
International
Benedictine Abbeys are autonomous though the Benedictine Confederation has its headquarters at Sant'Anselmo in Rome.
Mission
Called by Christ to live the Gospel in community, the Benedictines seek God by a life of prayer, obedience, and personal conversion, according to the Rule of St. Benedict and the direction of the Abbot. Persevering in the monastery until death, they witness to the primacy of God in a community of mutual love that in all things God may be glorified. Prayer and conversion are at the heart of their life. At the same time, they serve in outside apostolates, especially in the schools that they founded―Benet Academy and Benedictine University.
Qualifications
To be a monk at St. Procopius Abbey, a man must be an unmarried practicing Catholic, 21 to 45 years old.
Formation
Postulancy is 4-6 months and the novitiate is for 1 year. After the novitiate, temporary vows are professed for at least 3 years. Finally, the monk takes final or solemn vows which commit the monk to the monastery for life.
Age range/limit
21-45
Belated vocations?
No

IRL Blog

Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
  • When I lived in Washington D.C. there was a group of nuns that accomplished everything. They were the hardest working people in the city. I once asked them how do they find the time to accomplish all of their work and still find time for other things. Their simple answer was prayer. Taking the time … Continue reading Models for Living: Prayer and Work →

  • Saint Paul in his epistle to the Hebrews writes that the Christian virtue of “Hope” is set before us as “an anchor of the soul, sure and firm.” (cf. Heb 6:19) The anchor of a ship is that substantial piece of equipment that when thrown down, grabs hold of the solid sea bed below.  The … Continue reading “The one who has Hope lives differently” says Pope Benedict XVI →

  • Parishes That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen. For more information, visit the Apostleship of Prayer.