“Advent at the Abbey” explores listening with the ear of our hearts

November 21, 2012

Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to attend "Advent at the Abbey" from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.

Speakers will include Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B., of St. Procopius Abbey, and Christine M. Fletcher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Benedictine University. The theme of the event is "Listen Carefully" from Prologue 1 of "The Rule of St. Benedict."

"'Listen, carefully' are the first two words of the Rule of St. Benedict," Fletcher said. "When we listen with the ear of our heart, the Word of the Lord resonates deep within our lives. Come spend a day with us experiencing this cornerstone of Benedictine spirituality."

The schedule includes arrival and coffee, lauds, a morning prayer, readings, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, lunch in the monastic refectory, a reflection, and a closing prayer and blessing. Space is limited to 60 participants. To reserve a place for the day and help the Abbey plan for catering, please contact Fr. Becket at (630) 829-9253 or bfranks@procopius.org.

There is no fee, but a free-will offering will be taken.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in 59 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.

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