Thanks to your faithful and generous support our gatehouse project is finished
As monks, we have committed ourselves to seeking God in prayer and solitude. A part of our search for God includes extending hospitality to the many people who visit the monastery. We are certain that by moving the store and Merton Hall away from the reception area, we will give people more solitude and silence.
We are certain that by moving the store and Merton Hall away from the reception area, we will give people more solitude and silence. Having found a place of silence and solitude, one will be in a better state of mind to enter the church and spend time with the Master.
The Abbey of the Genesee is a monastery of contemplative men within the Roman Catholic Church. As members of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance (Trappists), we provide a place of religious retreat and worship for all who come to our door truly seeking God. In addition to being a spiritual oasis, we also provide such charitable assistance and solace to those requesting it as we are able. To maintain the monastery and to sustain our charitable outreach, the monks operate a bakery as well as other industries, careful that all their affairs are conducted ethically and in a socially responsible manner, for the love of Christ. The monks and committed to maintaining in good order the property they are privileged to own, protecting the environment and natural resources.
The monks of the Abbey of the Genesee believe that good people, working toward a common goal, can accomplish anything they set out to do. Every effort is made to ensure that the common life in its entirety conforms to the Gospel, which is the supreme law. In this way, the community will not be lacking in any spiritual gift. As members of the household of God, the monks strive to remain in harmony with all people. By remaining faithful to their monastic way of life, which has its own hidden mode of apostolic fruitfulness, the monks perform a service for God’s people and the whole human race.
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Abbey of the Genesee
3258 River Road
Piffard, NY 14533