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The Struggles Behind This Ancient Monastery In Kentucky May Surprise You

Some states have missions, filled with history. We have the Abby of Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery at 3642 Monks Road in New Haven, which is just as interesting. This ancient monastery in Kentucky was built in 1848, and is home to an order of Cistercians, also known as Trappists. The order itself has a unique and colorful history in the Bluegrass State.

Here are 13 things about this ancient monastery in Kentucky you may not know:

This ancient monastery in Kentucky is the oldest of its kind in our state, and just a visit to the grounds can be relaxing, if not enlightening. The Abby of Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery has long embraced visitors and has an air conditioned building with private baths available for those wanting to stay and meditate. This is a one of a kind Abbey in our state, but we have other historical attractions you can visit here.

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.