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The Abbey of the Genesee
3258 River Rd.,  Piffard, NY 14533
(585) 243-0660)

 

We welcome visitors to join the community for liturgical prayer in the Abbey Church or to spend time in quiet solitary prayer. A porter is available throughout the day to provide assistance and answer questions. The Church and reception room are open from 3:15 AM until 8:00 PM. For the times for Mass and Liturgy of the Hours throughout the day see our Liturgical Schedule page.

The reception room provides a quiet place to rest and reflect for a time. The grounds in front of the abbey provide a quiet and peaceful setting for quiet walking and sitting.

Because we are a cloistered monastery, there are no tours of the abbey and the bakery is closed to tours because of legal restrictions. We have a meeting room, Merton Hall, where we are able to welcome groups for a talk on monastic life and show a short video tour of the monastery. In keeping with our monastic schedule we are normally able to receive groups as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday in the morning anytime between 10:00 and 12:00 and in the afternoon between 2:30 and 5:30. Because of the size of Merton Hall groups are limited to approximately 40. NOTE:  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR GROUPS VISITING MERTON HALL. TO MAKE A RESERVATION CONTACT BR. ANTHONY (585) 243-0660 EXT 19; EMAIL: GROUP VISIT. WE CANNOT RECEIVE GROUPS ON SATURDAYS OR SUNDAYS.

The morning groups are able to attend mid-day prayer with the monastic community in the guest area of the church at 12:00 until 12:15. The afternoon groups may attend Vespers at 5:30 until 5:30

Retreats

We also have facilities for men or women wishing to make a quiet, monastic retreat. For information on making individual or group retreats visit our retreats page.

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We are five miles west of Geneseo, 35 miles south of Rochester, and 55 miles east of Buffalo.

Miles to Abbey from…

Albany, NY – 225
Buffalo, NY – 55
Cleveland, OH – 250
Erie, PA – 150
New York City, NY – 350
Rochester, NY – 35
Syracuse, NY – 90
Toronto, Canada – 170