TRAPPIST, Ky. — Brother Aaron Schulte, OCSO, celebrated his Silver jubilee with the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, commonly called Trappist at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky in May of this year.
He made his first simple vows on March 25, 1994, the Feast of the Annunciation. He serves as the cellarer and the junior master. He attended St. John the Baptist School in Quincy and is a 1985 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School. He is the son of Vivian Schulte of Quincy and the late Edwin Schulte.
The Trappists are an order wholly ordered to contemplation. They dedicate themselves to worship of God in a hidden life within the monastery under the Rule of St. Benedict. They lead a monastic way of life in solitude and silence, in assiduous prayer and joyful penitence, thus rendering to God a service that is at once humble and noble.