The Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, KY

The Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, KY
Listing Information
Phone: (502) 549-4133
Venue Email: reservations@monks.org
Spiritual Orientation: Catholic
Address:
Trappist, Kentucky, USA, Kentucky (KY), USA (US)
Description:

THE TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY
Hospitality maintains a prominence in the living monastic tradition. As outlined in Saint Benedict’s Rule for Monasteries, the guest represents Christ and has a claim on the welcome and care of the community.
PRAYER & RECOLLECTION
The monastic milieu offers a place apart “to entertain silence in the heart and listen for the voice of God – to pray for your own discovery.” (Thomas Merton)
Communing with the Lord requires a measure of solitude, a stillness and an emptiness, a waiting on and attending to the Spirit.
Silence fosters and preserves the climate of prayer and is thus a fundamental part of the Gethsemani retreat experience.
The abbey’s many acres of woodlands and fields afford extensive space for reflection and prayer.

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