About Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey:
Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey is a monastery of Cistercian (Trappist) nuns. A community of Roman Catholic women, they live by the Rule of Saint Benedict, and live through a life of prayer, silence, simplicity, and ordinary work.
The monastery is situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River south of Dubuque, Iowa. The Monastery has over 630 acres of land that includes 350 acres of managed woodlands and a 200-acre organic farm. They earn their living through the Caramels they produce in a workshop on their property and sell by mail. Be sure to visit the Trappestine Creamy Caramels website.
Seven times a day they gather in the abbey church to sing God’s praise. Their liturgies are open to the public.
Four small guest houses are available for individuals or very small groups of any religious tradition wishing to make a private retreat in their beautiful, peaceful setting.
Traveling to Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey:
Address: 8400 Abbey Hill Lane, Dubuque, Iowa 52003-9576
Tel: +1 (563) 582-2595 general inquiries: ext. 111 guest mistress: ext. 147 vocation director: ext. 114
Fax: +1 (563) 582-5511
Click here for the official website of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey