The Abbey of the Genesee

Cistercian Monks Seeking God and Following Christ

We strive to seek God
and follow Christ under a
rule and an abbot in a
stable community that is a school of brotherly love.

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Welcome to the Abbey of the Genesee

An Invitation To Donate To our Church Renovation

Help us make the future plans of the monastery a reality. We would be grateful for your contributions as we renovate the church so as to better honor and express the mystery of the communion we share in Christ.


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.

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Genesee Abbey Retreats

Retreatants are welcome all year round at our Abbey to enjoy some private time in peace and solitude.

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Monks' Bread

Shop for fresh breads baked by the Brothers of Genesee Abbey, along with coffee, cakes and more.

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