2007
St. Procopius Abbey hosts 17th annual DuPage Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service

St. Procopius Abbey hosts 17th annual DuPage Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service
November 6, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The 17th annual DuPage Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. Procopius Abbey at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19. St. Procopius Abbey is located at the corner of Maple Avenue and Yackley Boulevard in Lisle. Inter-faith services and interreligious dialogue seek to encourage members of different faiths to welcome the spirituality of others as a valid path to God, provide an opportunity to enrich understanding and appreciation of other methods of prayer and meditation, and strengthen the bonds between believers of different faiths in the quest for peace and protection of the environment. Following the Papal Assisi Model of praying in each other’s presence will be the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey, Buddhist monks, Hindu, Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Zoroastrians, Theosophists, Bahai, Byzantine Catholics and Protestants. The Abbey monks will sing several pieces of Gregorian chant. The prayer service is expected to last approximately one-and-a-half hours. The public is welcome and admission is free. For more information, contact St. Procopius Abbey at (630) 969-6410.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.