According to the Associated Press:
A northern Utah man has bought the land where a monastery is closing after 70 years in hopes of preventing future development and preserving the legacy of the landmark.
Bill White of Huntsville purchased Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity in 2016 for an undisclosed price. The Trappist monastery, founded in 1947, has seen a declining monk population and will likely close in September, The Standard-Examiner reported (http://bit.ly/2p6gSKg).
White is now working to save the property from becoming a mixed-use development, as proposed by its managers at the Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky.
“The local monks [in Huntsville] have been adamant about preserving the open land.” White said.