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Abbey’s youngest monk becomes abbot, university chancellor

September 02, 2010

The youngest monk at a Chicago-area Benedict abbey has been elected abbot and, by virtue of that office, chancellor of Benedictine University.

A graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in economics, Father Austin Murphy, 36, will officially become abbot of St. Procopius Abbey on September 18. Father Murphy, a patristics scholar, has written on the importance of fasting during Lent.

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