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The Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist

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  • I visited for a second time with sorority sisters. We enjoyed the documentary showing how the monks spend their days. Their are only pictures, no talking which is indicative of the whole place--quiet ...  more »
  • The campus is beautiful and visitors are permitted to observe the monk's services throughout the day. Unfortunately, we came on a cold day. The only things to do were to visit the gift shop and sit in...  more »
  • There was a time when the abbey was warm and welcoming. They also served up great tasty food when Brother Anthony was in the kitchen. Those days are gone. Sysco serves up most of the chow at the guest...  more »
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  • 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.