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227 > Page 227 of Abbey of Gethsemani / E. Carl Litsey.

THE ABBEY OF GETHSEMANI. for Eve years, poor health drove him to France, whence he tendered his resignation. The fourth and present Abbot of Gethsemani, Father M. Obrecht, was elected in 1898. Leaving Louisville any morning about eight-thirty, a two hours run over the Louisville Nashville Rail- road will bring you to the station of Gethsemani. Here you will find a dis- tillery, a store, and a few cottages. A narrow dirt road winds over a hill towards the north. Following this road for a mile and a half-a delight- ful walk-you will arrive at the Abbey of Gethsemani. A magnificent avenue of elms, planted in double rows, leads up to the porter's lodge. These trees are eighty-six in number, and were brought from France by the first colo- nists, fifty-three years ago. The ave- nue formed by them is four hundred and forty-five feet long, and eighty-six Abbot Edward died the seventh of March, while this article was being written.-AUTHOR. feet wide. Over the gate to which we have come, in a niche, is a life-size statue of the Virgin, with the Infant; 227