27 December, 2019 - Retreat house to close, modified liturgy schedule Jan. 12 - 19
For one week each year, the monks of Gethsemani close the retreat house and Gethsemani Farms operations for a retreat of their own. This year's retreat will be held Jan. 12 through Jan. 19. The retreat house will be closed during this period, but the welcome center and gift shop will remain open.
Visitors are still welcome to attend Mass and the Divine Office, but there will a be a modified schedule to accommodate the monks' retreat conferences. Please note that Mass will be held in the evenings Monday through Friday. Deviations from the usual schedule are listed below. Hours not listed will be held at the usual times.
Monday, Jan. 13 - Saturday, Jan. 18
Lauds will be at 6:45 a.m.
Terce will vary depending on the length of their daily conference following Lauds
Vespers will be at 4:30 p.m. and followed by Mass.*
*Saturday, Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. and Vespers at 5:30 p.m.
The retreat house will reopen and the usual weekday liturgical schedule will resume on Jan. 20. Please keep our brothers in your prayers during this special time of reflection.