St. David, Arizona: Holy Trinity MonasteryA monastery with its own RV park and thrift store.
- Trinity Way, St. David, AZ
- Between Benson and Tombstone, two miles south of St. David on the west side of Hwy 80.
Visitor Tips and News About Holy Trinity Monastery
On my way to Tombstone and Bisbee I saw this 70-foot high Celtic Cross, and at the base of the cross is the "Shrine of the True Cross." It is visible from Hwy 80, at the Holy Trinity Monastery.[David Kamada, 04/23/2011]
Here's a site in which I found great solitude: The Holy Trinity Monastery, located on your way to Tombstone (a haven of southwestern roadside attractions). Highlights of the Monastery include The Meditation Garden (more of a swamp than a garden) and the "Bird Sanctuary" where I was stalked by wild javelina in a maze of thick brush.
I'm not sure what the monastery is or who lives there but I did see a couple of nuns and some trailers. Oh yeah, hanging below the Holy Monastery sign is another sign telling travelers that the thrift store is open.[Mark Breck, 01/03/1997]
Rod Corona adds: "It open to the public and even has an RV park. It is unusual that a Catholic monastery would be located in St. David since the town is mostly Mormon. It was founded by members of the Mormon Battalion."