Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey

Margaret MatijasevicConference, Featured, News

Travel to Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey. Enjoy a tour with Sr. Chris about the history and vocation of the community, as well as an opportunity to experience the gift shop.

Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey is a monastery of Cistercian (Trappist) nuns. A community of 22 Roman Catholic women, who try to follow Jesus Christ through a life of prayer, silence, simplicity, and ordinary work.

Their rule of life, after the Gospel, is the Rule of St Benedict. Their order is wholly ordered to contemplation.

The monastery is situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River south of Dubuque, Iowa. The nuns earn their living through the Trappistine Creamy Caramels that are produced in a workshop on the property and sell by mail. The 630 acres of land God has committed to their stewardship includes over 350 acres of managed woodlands and a 200-acre organic farm.

Seven times a day they gather in the abbey church to sing God’s praise. The liturgies are open to the public.

Watch a video about the community >

Check out the website for more information.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 2:30-5:00 pm

Cost: $20

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