Ordains to the Order of the Priesthood – May 21, 2016

Pictured above: Rev. Christopher Lankford, Rev. Juan Jose Hernandez, Rev.Burke Masters – Director of Vocations, Rev. Shaun Cieslik, Rev. Michael Kearney, Rev. Keith Wolfe

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June 28 Meeting

 Serra DuPage Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn

Guests are welcome!  Please contact John Matyasik by June 23

JMatyasik@SerraDuPage.com or 630-947-5672

Abbot Austin Murphy 

Speaker:  Abbot Austin Murphy

 6:00 pm    Rosary for Vocations

6:20 pm      Mass – Celebrant – Abbot Austin Murphy

7:00 pm       Fellowship (Parish Center)

7:15 pm         Dinner

7:45 pm         Program: Meeting & Speaker

Abbot Austin G. Murphy, OSB, is the 10th abbot of St. Procopius Abbey. He was born in Huntington, NY, in 1974 and attended the University of Chicago, receiving a BA in Economics in 1995. Soon after graduating, he came into contact with St. Procopius Abbey and, feeling called to the monastic life there, applied and entered. His jobs before becoming abbot have included teaching math and religion as well as being campus minister at the abbey’s high school, Benet Academy. He studied for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, receiving his MA in Theology in 2003 and his MDiv and STB from there in 2004. In 2006, he began doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame, working in the area of patristics, especially St. Augustine’s thought. He was elected abbot on June 24, 2010. After 8 years of devotion to the writing of his dissertation, on April 6, 2016, one day after the Feast of the Passing of Our Holy Father Benedict was celebrated this year, the Abbot completed his work.  He will defend his dissertation on June 16th at Notre Dame.





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A joyful and inspirational afternoon!

Diocese of Joliet

42nd Annual Seminarian Sendoff

Krasa Center – Benedictine University – Lisle, IL

Sunday, August 7, 2016

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Click on SEMINARIAN SENDOFF tab above

for more information on the 2016 Sendoff



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