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Gethsemani Trappist Come & See Weekend


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30 August to 1 September, 2013 

Experience life in the monastery for a weekend and see whether the Lord may be calling you to follow him into this beautiful vocation called “the monastic life”! 


bullet3.jpg You will attend the “hours” of prayer in choir with the monks, tour the work places of the monks, walk our extensive lands and enjoy the scenic Kentucky knobs. 

bullet3.jpg On Sunday morning you will file into Chapter with the monks and listen to the Abbot give his weekly spiritual talk to the community. 

bullet3.jpg There will be sessions for listening to others and see how God has worked in their lives. 

Come and experience a few days in a monastery that has not stopped praising and worshipping God in the heart of the Church daily for over 160 years. 

Friday- arrival in the afternoon before 3:00 p.m. 
Sunday-departure in the afternoon. 

Travel details (airport pickup if needed) will be supplied by Br. Aaron. If you are driving, directions can be found at the top of our website page. 


The "Come and See" weekend is open to all single men between the ages of 18 and 35. Participants must be Roman Catholic and enjoy good health of mind and body. 

Space is limited so an early response assures a place in the weekend experience. A detailed schedule of the weekend will be given upon arrival. 

If you are interested please contact Br. Aaron at : 


or call 502-549-4116. 

Please tag the subject line on your email “come and see”. 

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How wonderful that you posted this, Luigi!  Another helpful link is http://www.monk.org/chronicles.html.

It shows the daily happenings...and special celebrations at the abbey.


To "set the tone" for the Come & See...listen to the Notre Dame Folk Choir sing Roc O'Connor's "Jesus

the Lord" (2010) at Gesthemani.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MdXm5UNoO8

If the link doesn't work, go to You Tube and use the search box.  It's worth the time!

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