Definitions for "Abbey of Gethsemani"
The Abbey of Gethsemani is located at 3642 Monks Road in Trappist, Kentucky. It was founded in 1848 by monks from the Abbey of Melleray in Western France. Forty-four Trappist monks escaped overcrowding and political unrest in their home country to a farm that was purchased from the Sisters of Loretto in Nelson County, Kentucky, at the behest of Benedict Joseph Flaget, Bishop of Louisville.