Vespers, Dinner & Discussion at the Monastery of the Holy Cross

Apr 29 2017 4:30—8 p.m.
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


Open to current university students and faculty. Transportation from Hyde Park will be provided.

Cosponsored by the Hildegard of Bingen Society.

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 (including Vespers with Gregorian Chant and Compline), and have dinner and discussion with Fr. Peter Funk, O.S.B., prior of the monastery and alumnus of the University of Chicago.

More information about the monastery can be found HERE.


4:15pm   Meet at Gavin House (1220 E. 58th St.)
4:30pm   Depart from Hyde Park
5:00pm   Arrive at the Monastery, welcome by Fr. Funk
5:15pm   Office of Vespers
6:00pm   Dinner & Discussion
7:15pm   Office of Compline
8:00pm   Arrive back in Hyde Park


Fr. Peter Funk, O.S.B., 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 BA 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 and led a rock band that performed in Chicago clubs. He entered monastic life in 1997. Fr. Peter studied theology at St. John’s School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he majored in Scripture and was ordained to the priesthood in 2004.