Welcome to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Pax Peace.
May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit (MOHS) is a Roman Catholic contemplative religious community belonging to the world-wide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.) - more commonly known as Trappists. This monastery is the first native-born Trappist foundation in the United States of America and the first daughter-house of Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, USA. Founded in 1944, we are currently a community of 36 monks spanning several generations, who live, work and pray at the Abbey.
We invite you to browse the site and learn about our particular monastic witness. As our constitution states, our Cistercian Order is a monastic institute wholly ordered to contemplation. The monks dedicate themselves to the worship of God in a hidden life within the monastery under the Rule of St Benedict following the spirit of the Cistercian founders as handed on in the tradition of the Order. We live a cloistered life within a community wholly oriented to a contemplative life of prayer.