Vocation Profile - St. Procopius Benedictine Abbey
St. Procopius Benedictine Abbey
Benedictine Abbeys are autonomous though the Benedictine Confederation has its headquarters at Sant'Anselmo in Rome.
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.
To be a monk at St. Procopius Abbey, a man must be an unmarried practicing Catholic, 21 to 45 years old.
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.