About Us

The Monks of Assumption Abbey

Assumption Abbey Front View

     Assumption Abbey is a secluded monastery

nestled in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks. It was

established in 1950 by a group of monks from New

Melleray Abbey in Dubuque, Iowa. Through the years, the

brothers of Assumption Abbey have been known for the

dedicated lives they lead and their traditional hospitality.

    We are members of the Cistercian family

which was founded in France in the eleventh century at

the Monastery of Citeaux, from which the Order takes its name. 

     Assumption Abbey is one of many monasteries in

the United States that support themselves through the

production and sale of specialized food items, and all of

whom continue to live by the centuries old tradition of

contemplation and study, common worship, and living by the

work of their own hands.


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Assumption Abbey Monks