'Come and See' Gethsemani this Labor Day weekend

Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2018

Is the Lord calling you to follow him in monastic life? Come and experience a few days in a monastery that has not stopped praising and worshipping God in the heart of the Church for 170 years.

  • Attend the hours of prayer in choir with the monks, tour the monks’ work places, walk our extensive lands and enjoy the scenic knobs of Kentucky.
  • Process into the Chapter room with the monks on Sunday morning for the Abbot’s weekly spiritual talk.
  • Learn how God has worked in the lives of current monks and share your experiences with other men discerning God’s call.

Friday, Aug. 31: Arrival in the afternoon before 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 3: Depart in the morning (or Sunday afternoon)

Come and See weekend is open to all single men between the ages of 18 and 35. Participants must be Roman Catholic and enjoy good health of mind and body.

Space is limited, so an early response is recommended. A detailed schedule of the weekend will be given upon arrival.

Meals and accommodations are free. There is no charge or donation for this event.

Airport/bus pickup in Louisville is available if needed. For driving directions, “Abbey of Gethsemani” is a destination on Google Maps and most GPS devices.

If you are interested, email Fr. Anton at vocations@monks.org or call 502-549-4116.

Please use “Come and See” in the subject line of your email.

For more information about Gethsemani Abbey, visit us at monks.org.