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;



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