The sun has set on an important place in the Catholic world for Utahns. Holy Trinity Monastery in Huntsville UT has seen the last of her monks leave. The writing has been on the wall for some time, but it remains very sad. I enjoyed the priests and brothers there, having spent dozens of nights at the monastery over the last decade or so at retreats. It was (and will remain, for some period of time) a place to pray the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (the “Latin Mass”). And they had a wonderful bookstore. But most importantly it was a place of prayer, of quiet, of holy men dedicating their whole selves to contemplation of God, to work, and to the self-discipline and edification that follows from living by the Rule of St Benedict. My life was greatly enriched by spending time there.
God speed to all of the men who lived and served at the Holy Trinity Monastery. You, and your place, will be greatly missed.