Gethsemani welcomes postulant Fr. Jean De Dieu

The Abbey of Gethsemani has a new member. A diocesan priest from Rwanda, Fr. Jean De Dieu Hodari entered as a postulant on Oct. 8

After the six-month postulancy, Fr. Jean De Dieu may request entry to the novitiate.

Please join us in praying for Fr. Jean De Dieu as he discerns his Trappist vocation.

Do you think you might have a vocation to the Trappist life? Are you curious if the Abbey of Gethsemani might be the place for you? Contact Gethsemani’s vocation director via this site or email Fr. Anton directly at You can also visit their website at