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The Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist
(4.7/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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  • This place has such an interesting history. The small Visitor Center has a very informative movie about the history of the Abbey and the order, and some wonderful photos and other displays about life ...  more »
  • I unfortunately went on a sunday because the visitor center and shop was closed but I did get to sit in on one of the sext that was sung by the monks. Would love to do a retreat there sometime. They h...  more »
  • One of the most peaceful and quiet places on earth. I remember coming here on a retreat when I was in high school. The chapel is open to anyone for a visit or prayer. The gift shop is a special place ...  more »
  • I have gone every year in the last week of October since 2013 and every year I've come away refreshed and renewed in my Faith and Trust in God. "GOD ALONE"....magic to your Mind, Body and Soul". Thank You Lord! Amen.
  • The food item's are the best you can get! Even the fruitcake ( no joke's. !) is delicious! Anyone who is lucky to receive ANY item will want more!
  • As a clinical Christian psychotherapist and a practicing Christian gentleman for all my lifetime, the silence of this Abbey is restorative and helps each person worship at deeper levels. From 1986 until I move from Kentucky to Colorado in 2010, I must have made over 25 retreat ex-experiences--many with many of my clients. For 48 hours each retreat weekend we ate at a restaurant in Bardstown, then made the pilgrimage to the Abbey and entered into "GOD ALONE". Each time was a blessed event--for those who retreated with me, who observed the 7 stations of prayer, and who really did spiritual work. I love Brother Luke, but have no idea if he is still living there. I studied with Thomas Merton briefly while he was still alive. The Abby left its imprint on my soul and I shall forever be grateful! Dr. Bob Marlowe, M.Div., MBA, Th.D., Ph.D, Broomfield, Colorado
  • A beautiful, peaceful refreshing respite in this crazy world. There is NOTHING asked, but you decide how much you want to participate in this respectful retreat. Walk the grounds, the hills and gain PEACE.
  • visited the abbey for several prayer times of the hours. Was there with 3 other people. On 3rd prayer visit a sign was on the door saying, and I quote" Dear Retreatants, Thank you for signing softly and apace with the choir, helping us to create "one voice" of praise!" (signed :the monks). This was terribly insulting and a profound rejection. If they do not want distractions during prayer they should look to themselves, the one monk who blows his nose during every morning prayer. The one monk who is never still. The one monk who always is looking at himself. All creation gives consent to God as Merton would say, whether their singing voice in perfect or not. God accepts us as we are. This sign is not welcoming at all.