Sherri Gragg

Writer. Mom. Daydreamer. Dog's Best Friend.

The Abbey of Gesthemani

Here are some photos from my retreat at The Abbey of Gesthemani in June.  sign at retreat house

This first photo is of a sign posted in the elevator of the retreat house.  I thought it was hysterical.  Those monks.  They can be quite witty when they so choose.

 church at Gesthemani

This shot is of the outside of the church.  The retreat house is on the left.  The monastic area is to the left.

 

 

This is another shot of the church with the bell tower. 

 monks cemetaryBelow is the cemetary for the brothers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under this tree is my favorite place to read Scripture and pray.

tree

bible

There is a woodland path on the grounds of the monastery that has statues and places for quiet meditation.  The next few prayshots will show a few of those statues. 

The first picture however, is of a sign along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherub:

  

cherub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An angel (or fairy, I’m not sure.)

fairy

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2 comments on “The Abbey of Gesthemani

  1. wayne
    August 17, 2007

    Love the advice on singing. I am retreating soon and will try to keep it in mind.

    Glad you have a place to listen to your heart.

  2. Betsy Copeland
    August 18, 2007

    Great pictures!

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This entry was posted on August 17, 2007 by in Christianity, God, hope, inspiration, travel.
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