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Saint Benedict Abbey

Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Sherbrooke, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
819 843 4080
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Sherbrooke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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MD
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You step into a world of peace and tranquility here. Gorgeous grounds and buildings. A sense of calm pervades. Local monk made cheeses, wines, syrups, and other products available to enjoy in the shade of the Abbey listening to the bells and chants. Its nice to know people and places like this exist.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Readers of the series by Louise Penny will recognize the inspiration for "The Beautiful Mystery" in the abbey. Along the walls inside you'll learn the Abbey's history,and if you join a service or stand and listen you'll hear the chanted song of the monks. The gift shop includes a number of cheeses, along with some set out to taste. Smoked... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Abbey was an interesting place to visit. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. You can read about the history of the Abbey and the Monks. There is a store on site that sells religious objects as well as cheeses, jams, vinegars and apple sauces made by the Monks.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go to the mass and listing the choir and the music. The place is beautifull and so peacefull. Nice place for a picnic with a store on place and around to buy food.

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Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

You have to see. It is like to be in another world. Beautiful! You have to attend the Mass in Gregorian chants. They produce their own chese to sell (very good).

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A small room with view on the countryside, no mandatory participation to any religious activities, no scheduled meeting with a monk, freedom to go at the library, the church, walking outside, freedom to meet a monk if you desire. Time spent at SAINT BENEDICT ABBEY is Time for Yourself and nobody else! Sober for over 30 years ( alcool and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Amazing refuge in a beautiful location. The Abbey is worth a visit. Also, the monetary is a working farm. The shop has wonderful food products made by the monks, including cheese, jam, sweets, etc. The food products make great gifts for friends and souvenirs of your trip.

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A.peaceful and beautiful abbey.. The religious services at 11AM are wonderful, irrespective of ones religion/religious beliefs.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Abbey is incredible. The first view of the Abbey takes your breath away. Be sure to check out the store and purchase some of the Abbey's fine cheeses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The abbey was very cool. I have never been to a monastery so the experience was unique. I sat in on part of the prayers and it was very impressive and tranquil. Amazing to think that these men have and are dedicating their whole lives to this solitary area.

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