Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Take a Retreat

Monks Retreat
This Abbey of the Genesee, Community of Trappist Monks, make delicious bread -that's how they support themselves-and also have retreats available. They are located South of Rochester, NY in Piffard. A good place to go and be silent and one with yourself and nature and God.

Church and reception room: 2 AM –7 PM
Bookstore: open throughout the day
Bread Store: 8 AM - 11 AM; 1:30 PM - 4 PM

Bethlehem House is a retreat house where you can stay during the week or on the weekend. Follow the links for more information.

Photos inside house


There are 2 other houses also but it looks like they use them for family visitors and group retreats.

Bethany House

Nazareth House

Bread store

Monks Bread
Other links about it:

Colgate students spend 36 hours there
A man who walked 5 & 20 and stayed there
A posting about an experience there and 2 videos
Intentional Communities
Good information there.
Here is a listing of Monasteries and there is another one from the Finger Lakes that sounds very similar.

If you have ever been here, or know of any other retreats, please post a comment. Thanks!

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