Welcome to the Abbey of the Genesee
The Abbey of the Genesee is home to some 30 contemplative monks belonging to the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance also known as Trappists.
Founded from the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1951 monastic life at Genesee is made up of a balanced daily round of prayer, lectio divina and manual labor in an atmosphere of simplicity, silence and fraternal support.
The natural beauty, silence and solitude of the verdant Genesee River Valley so conducive for the contemplative life provides an ideal location for the monastery.
The following pages will provide you with more detailed information about our life including who we are, our daily schedule of liturgical prayer and work, vocational and travel information, news updates and homilies. You may also be interested in visiting our Retreat House facilities pages and our On-Line Store pages by following the links at the bottom of this page.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the Church renovation period, tentatively from July-August, 2014, the Abbey Church will be closed to retreatants and guests as all community liturgies will be celebrated in the community chapter room, too small for none but the community. For the benefit of retreatants daily Mass will be celebrated in Bethlehem Chapel. Further details will be posted as things develop.
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