Genesee Abbey

Located in the Genesee River Valley surrounded by 2400 acres of farmland and forest. Founded by Gethsemani Abbey in 1951 Balance of solitude and community, celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, with common work in the Bakery. Gethsemani made its fourth foundation in 1951 on the western bank of the Genesee River, 30 miles south of the city of Rochester in the beautiful Genesee Valley in northwestern New York State. Guest House: Retreatants are welcome all year round at our abbey to enjoy some private time in peace and solitude. Although we are Catholic monks, we welcome men and women of any and all denominations who want to escape and rest awhile with the Lord. We provide three houses where silent, monastic-style retreats can be made by individuals or groups. Bethlehem, our most popular retreat house, is ideal for individual retreatants, while Bethany and Nazareth will suit the needs of those who wish to schedule group retreats.

A registration form for Vocation Retreat weekends can be found here.

Vocation Director Name: 
Brother Anthony
Address: 
3258 River Road Piffard, NY 14533-159
Retreat Dates: 
May 23-25, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend) & August 29-31 (Labor Day Weekend)
Members: 
30 monks in the community
Principal means of support: 
Baking "Monk's Bread" and cakes, farm, and guesthouse.

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