1 September to 4 September 2017


   Experience life in the monastery for a weekend and see
whether the Lord may be calling you to follow him into this
           beautiful vocation called “the monastic life”!



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  • You will attend the “hours” of prayer in choir with the monks, tour the work places of the monks, walk our extensive lands and enjoy the scenic knobs of Kentucky.

  • On Sunday morning you will process into the Chapter Room with the monks and be with us as the Abbot gives his weekly spiritual talk to the community.

  • There will be sessions for listening to others to see how God has worked in their lives.




  Come and experience a few days in a monastery that has not stopped praising and worshipping God daily in the heart of the Church for almost 170 years.  






Friday September 1st- arrival in the afternoon before 3:00 p.m.

Monday September 4th departure in the morning (or Sunday                                               afternoon).


Travel details (airport pickup if needed) will be supplied by Fr. Anton. If you are driving "Abbey of Gethsemani" is a destination in Google maps and most GPS devices.


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 assures a place in the weekend experience. A detailed schedule of the weekend will be given upon arrival.

If you are interested please contact Fr. Anton at or call 502-549-4116.

Please tag the subject line on your email “Come and See”.