Our History

Monasticism: A Historical Matrix

More than 64 years ago in 1944, 21 Trappist monks departed from Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky to found a monastery in the wilderness of rural Georgia. They embarked on a monastic journey that has its origins in early Christianity and which have pervaded the centuries to our day. Monasticism is a vital part of the Church. Monastic life is an institution which in the course of a long history has won for itself notable renown in the Church and in human society....Next