Benedictine and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to “Lent at the Abbey”

March 28, 2014

Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to attend “Lent at the Abbey” from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Rd. in Lisle.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

Speakers will include Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B., of St. Procopius Abbey, and Christine Fletcher, Ph.D., associate professor of Theology at Benedictine University.

The schedule includes 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 and fills quickly.

To reserve a place for the day and to help the Abbey plan for catering, please contact Fr. Becket at (630) 829-9253 or or visit

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 17 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2000-2010 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2013.       

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