Assumption Abbey

A significant characteristic of the monastery: Solitude & wooded Ozark foothills

Monks from New Melleray set out to make their first foundation in 1950 in the rugged woods of the Ozark Mountains in south central Missouri, near the city of Springfield. The Abbey is situated in the rugged, wooded Ozarks. Clear streams, a small river flow among our hills. It is a beautiful site, a place apart, offering peace and solitude to all who come. Here the monks make their home and welcome guests.

Guest House:
It is our joy to welcome Christ to our monastery in the person of our brothers and sisters. Assumption Abbey seeks to be a place of retreat where men and women can come apart for a time to find quiet, rest, spiritual guidance, a time to be more intimate with the Lord and to commune with themselves.

Our guesthouse is intimate and homey. The number of guests at any one time is small, hardly ever more than six or eight, usually three to five. This fact helps our guests enter into the contemplative and natural silence of the monastery and its surroundings. Guests can make reservations for the guesthouse by phone (417-683-5110), or by e-mail

Contact Email: 
RR 5 Box 1056 Ava, MO 65608-9142
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