Each one of us has his or her vocation from God. That is a call to one of the four vocations: marriage, ordained ministry, consecrated life, dedicated single life. Often we speak of ourselves choosing a vocation whereas it is more true to say that God chooses us and we choose whether or not to follow his call. In the normal course of things we come to our decision by a process of discernment whereby we try to discover just what it is God is calling us to.


For those who feel called to monastic life the Vocation Pages listed here provide some Recommended Reading about monastic life in general and Trappist-Cistercian Life in particular and an outline of Requirements and Procedures for applying to our community.


For further information feel free to contact the Vocation Director.


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Is God calling you to monastic life?

Would you like to learn more about Trappist-Cistercian Life?

If so, and you are a single Catholic male, 21 to 50 years of age you are invited to join us at the Abbey for a Vocation Discernment Retreat Weekend from:

September 5-7, 2015
Labor Day Weekend

May 27-29, 2016
Memorial Day Weekend

If interested fill out  form at registration form or for further information contact:

Br. Anthony Weber, OCSO, Vocation Director
Abbey of the Genesee
3258 River Road
Piffard, NY 14533
(585) 243-0660 x. 19
email: Br. Anthony Weber, OCSO

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