The Monks of Assumption Abbey
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.
Visit assumptionabbey.org to learn more about us.