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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no fee, but a free-will offering will be taken.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.