Holy Trinity Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Inc
is a not-for-profit corporation owned and governed by the
Benedictine Olivetan Congregation from the Abbey of
Monte Olivetan Maggiore, near Siena, Italy.
Holy Trinity Monastery was founded by Fr. Louis Hassenfuss, OSB, in 1974


Christmas Eve Mass - 8:00 pm
Christmas Day Mass - 10:30 am

What is Holy Trinity Monastery today in 2017?

Holy Trinity currently continues as a place of renewal and retreats for individuals
and groups. From 1974 until early 2017 Holy Trinity was an active Benedictine
monastery with a retreat program. The monastic community was suppressed in
February 2017 because an insufficient number of monks and most of the monks
were reassigned. However, the Benedictine Olivetan Congregation continues to
own the facilities and govern the corporation. Holy Trinity continues its mission
and vision as the founder through a group of volunteers who live at Holy Trinity
by maintaining the facilities and programs. The residential volunteers are financially
independent and are responsible for their own needs. All donations and proceeds
from any activities or ministries are applied to the maintenance of the grounds,
buildings and programs.

The community invites individuals and couples who are interested in volunteering
for an extended period, say 3 to 6 months, to experience community living within 
the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict.

 

Learn more about the Associates Program
through this video



Blessed Bernard Tolomei, founder of the Olivetan Benedictine Order, was canonized at St. Peter's, Rome on April 26, 2009 making him 
St. Bernard Tolomei
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The Beginning

In the spring of 1974 Bishop Francis J. Green, of the Diocese of Tucson, made the request for a Christian renewal center to be established in Cochise County, the southeast corner of the diocese.

Abbot David Geraets, O.S.B. of the founding Benedictine Abbey, Pecos, New Mexico, asked Fr. Louis B. Hasenfuss O.S.B. to begin the project. He arrived in St. David from Albuquerque, accompanied by Paul Meuller and Steve Stevens, on September 3, 1974. They settled in on the 92 acres property. Maxine and Larry Lee, a married California couple, and Fr. Clark Moore, a Tucson Diocesan priest, were there with Marty Martinez. From this nucleus the Monastery grows today.

On December 12, 1974 the ground was broken for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, with Bishop Green presiding over the historic occasion. He also presided over the church dedication on June 24, 1981. 


Directions to Holy Trinity Monastery:
From Tucson - East on Interstate 10, off at either Exits 303 or 304 in Benson, South on Highway 80 (Tombstone & Douglas) to St. David (approximately 8 miles) - Monastery is located south of St. David between Mile Post 302 and 303.

From the East - Get off I-10 at Exit 306 - travel west in Benson to pick up Highway 80, follow above directions.