23 March, 2018 - Retreat House reopens
After four months of maintenance work, Gethsemani’s retreat house quietly reopened just in time for Holy Week. The work was completed on schedule and all rooms were reserved.
The retreat house was closed to visitors from 9 November, 2017 through 22 March, 2018 to allow for upgrades to the heat and water lines, as well as some other small fixes.
During this time, about a dozen rooms were available to men in the monastery's south wing, but the retreat house can accommodate larger numbers, as well as female overnight guests and those needing wheelchair or elevator access.
The monks appreciate visitors’ patience during this time and are grateful to all who took part in the renovation work.
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