Visit to the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross

May 9 2015 4—8pm
The Monastery of the Holy Cross
3111 South Aberdeen St.
Chicago, IL 60608
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Fr. Peter Funk

Monastery of the Holy Cross


MonasteryTransportation from Hyde Park will be provided


Cosponsored by Calvert House

Intended for current university students. Others interested in attending please contact

Join us for an evening of prayer with Benedictine Monks at the Monastery of the Holy Cross. Students will participate in the prayer of the Divine Office (Vespers and Compline),  have dinner, and discuss the Life of St. Antony by Athanasius of Alexandria with Fr. Peter Funk, O.S.B., prior of the monastery and alum of the University of Chicago.

Born in Egypt in the 3rd Century, St. Antony devoted himself to a life of ascetic solitude in the desert. His disciplined life of prayer and fasting separated from the world served as a model for what would eventually become Christian Monasticism.


4:00pm: Meet at Gavin House (1220 E. 58th St.)
4:30pm: Depart from Hyde Park
5:00pm: Arrive at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, Welcome and Introduction
5:15pm: Office of Vespers
5:40pm: Dinner
6:20pm: Discussion of The Life of St. Antony with Fr. Peter Funk
7:15pm: Office of Compline
8:00pm: Arrive back in Hyde Park

To find out more about liturgy at the monastery, go HERE.

Fr. Peter Funk, OSB, is the Prior of the Monastery of the Holy Cross, a contemplative Benedictine monastery in the South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport. Fr. Peter received his B.A. in music from the University of Chicago. After graduating, he was a choral conductor at St. Thomas the Apostle parish and the University of Chicago. He entered monastic life in 1997. Fr. Peter received a Master’s degree in Theology at St. John’s School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he majored in Scripture and was ordained to the priesthood in 2004.