My husband and I are preparing to visit the Abbey of Gethsemane in Trappist, KY.
Trappist monk, Thomas Merton (most famously) and many others have labored here to create a community devoted to God’s glory. In their words “The Abbey is a monastery in the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO), part of the body of the Roman Catholic Church.”
In the course of my preparatory wanderings I found this beautiful video from Lorraine Lordi who has compiled her photographs from ten years of retreats at the Abbey into 12 minutes of wonder.
Some year I hope to be able to plan a longer retreat there, but for now, I’m looking forward to any thoughts or recommendations you might have for how best to plan the couple of days we’ll have on this trip.
In the meantime, enjoy.