Genesee Abbey

3258 River Road
Piffard, NY 14533-159
Telephone: 585-243-0660
Fax: 585-243-4816
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Gethsemani made its fourth foundation in 1951 on the western bank of the Genesee River, 30 miles south of the city of Rochester in the beautiful Genesee Valley in northwestern New York State.

Guest House:

Retreatants are welcome all year round at our abbey to enjoy some private time in peace and solitude. Although we are Catholic monks, we welcome men and women of any and all denominations who want to escape and rest awhile with the Lord.

We provide three houses where silent, monastic-style retreats can be made by individuals or groups. Bethlehem, our most popular retreat house, is ideal for individual retreatants, while Bethany and Nazareth will suit the needs of those who wish to schedule group retreats.