"The Mystery of Hope: A Monk’s Reading of Spe Salvi" at the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross

Dec 1, 2018
The Monastery of the Holy Cross
3111 South Aberdeen St.
Chicago, IL 60608
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Fr. Peter FunkMonastery of the Holy Cross

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

Join us for an evening of prayer and conversation with Benedictine monks at the Monastery of the Holy Cross on the south side of Chicago. Attendees will participate in prayer of the Divine Office (vespers and compline), and have dinner and discussion with Prior Peter Funk on Benedict XVI’s encyclical on the theological virtue of hope, Spe Salvi. Fr. Peter will emphasize the need for hope in the life of the Church today.

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 Prior Funk
5:15pm   Office of Vespers
6:00pm Dinner & Discussion of Spe Salvi
7:15pm   Office of Compline
8:00pm   Arrive back in Hyde Park

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. In 2012, he helped to found the choir Schola Laudis, whose mission is to reintroduce the Catholic tradition of polyphony at the monastery's celebration of Vespers. Fr. Peter has composed numerous motets and four a cappella settings of the Mass.