New Melleray Abbey

Irish monks from Mount Melleray sank roots in the rich farmland of eastern Iowa near Dubuque, founding New Melleray in 1849. Guest House: In an effort to meet the needs of people in our day, New Melleray makes its Guest House available to people who would like to make quiet, personal retreats. Because of the nature of the retreat setting, we ask that you do not bring radios, or other audio devices, and that you honor the quiet of the place. We encourage guests to follow the monastic practice of silence and separation from the outside world. The Guest House at New Melleray has 18 rooms available for guests. On the second floor, there is a small library containing a select collection of books on contemplation and monastic spirituality. We also have a cafeteria that serves three meals a day, as well as a Guest Chapel, conference and meeting rooms, a coffee room, and a Gift Shop.

Br. Joseph


Br. Paul Andrew


Fr. Brendan


Br. Juan Diego


Vocation Director Name: 
Brother Paul
6632 Melleray Circle Peosta, Iowa 52068
Retreat Dates: 
Come Away Retreat Weekends, March 31-April 2, 2017 June 9-11, 2017 October 6-8, 2017
34 monks
Principal means of support: 
Trappist Caskets / carpentry

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