Who We Are:

Br. Lawrence Morey, OCSO




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Br. Lawrence is a monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani.

He was a late vocation, being received at the abbey in 2004 at the age of 50. As a younger man, he explored other religious traditions and lived for 6 months, in the mid-1970's, in the Ontario Zen Center in Toronto. For many years, he considered himself a Buddhist, before some experiences led him back to Christianity. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1998.

He currently serves as Novice Director, archivist, and webmaster at Gethsemani, and has very recently become the editor of Cistercian Studies Quarterly, the English language journal for the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO).