Huntsville

Location

Official Name Abbey of the Holy Trinity

59

Country USA

City Huntsville

Address 1250 South 9500 East

Postcode 84317

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (801) 745-3784

Fax [1](801) 745-6430

Community Email hta@xmission.com

Website www.holytrinityabbey.org

Superior Dom Brendan Freeman, sup. ad nutum 2013

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Civitatis Lacus Salsi (Salt Lake City)

OCSO Region USA

Founded/Restored 1947

Origins

Founded by Gethsemani  in 1947; raised to the status of abbey November 1948.

History

Holy Trinity is located in the Rocky Mountains, at an altitude of 2,000 metres, not far from Huntsville, UT.  The group of 34 founders left Gethsemani on 7 July and arrived on the site on 10 July.  A postulant arrived the next day.  The founders lived in old military barracks.

1949, 22 January: first abbatial blessing.

Father Immediate

Gethsemani

Daughter Houses

Santa Rita

Lay Associates

Secular Oblates of Holy Trinity Abbey

Past Superiors

Maurice LANS — Superior — 10/07/1947 – 10/09/1948
Maurice LANS — Abbot — 10/09/1949 – 10/08/1955
Bellarmin McQUISTON — Sup. ad nutum — ?/10/1955 – 26/06/1956
Emmanuel SPILLANE — Sup. ad nutum — 26/06/1956 – 11/04/1958
Emmanuel SPILLANE — Abbot — 11/04/1958 – 15/12/198201/1995
Malachy FLAHERTY — Abbot — 10/01/1983 – 11/01/1995
Leander DOSCH — Abbot — 11/01/1995 – 08/05/2000
Alan HOHL — Sup. ad nutum — 08/05/2000 – 05/07/2001
Casimir BERNAS — Abbot — 05/07/2001 – 05/07/2007

David Altman— Abbot — 05/07/2007- 06/07/2013

Work and Sources of Income

800 acre farm, mostly in grass and alfalfa for a herd of approximately 100 cattle, and barley; honey, cereals and a small shop.

Guest Facilities

One wing of the monastery has been set aside for male retreatants (12 persons). For families and for women retreatants there is another guesthouse which can accommodate 2 groups (15 persons).

Transportation

Station : Ogden, Utah.

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