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Address: 167 North Spencer Road, Spencer, MA
Phone Number: 508-885-8700
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Simply Beautiful Place! I visited the Gift Shoppe for Some Trappist preserves. Which are Humbly made and delicious!! Priced accordingly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Spencer, Massachusetts
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Spencer, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Simply Beautiful Place! I visited the Gift Shoppe for Some Trappist preserves. Which are Humbly made and delicious!! Priced accordingly!

Thank JoAnn1971
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Stopped by to see the Abbey church and the grounds. How peaceful and beautiful it is. Wish I could have seen more of the church, but that is off limits, understandably . Prayers beautifully chanted by the monks.

Thank henry l
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

beautiful grounds and a wonderful gift shop. Go in off of 31 though, we came in teh back way and were very confused. You can not tour the brewery or even buy the beer here but you can go to the gift shop where many items are reasonably priced. I got honey for $7 and a beer stein for $3..... More 

Thank rmnovak
St. Louis
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Compelling. Quieting. Centering. Grounding. Sobering. They have stunning grounds, well stocked book and eclectic gift shop for deeper reading to address man's quest and yearning for that "something more". The silence and peace is penetrating. They make preserves, it seems, very good quality. Learned their abbey was built from field stones collected from their acreage, hand washed, and built from... More 

1 Thank Joseph-Thom
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been on 5 retreats here in the last 3 years. You need to book 6 months in advance and they do require a $75.00 deposit, but it is worth it! It is a peaceful and beautiful place to retreat from the craziness of the world and refresh your soul. It is like a spiritual massage! Does not matter... More 

2 Thank cacodder
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Church is peaceful but cannot really be viewed except from a small area just inside the entrance. Large grounds far from the road so very quiet and serene. Gift shop just as you turn off the main road is worth a visit --- many items of all types...we picked up a DVD,Trappist jams, Bourbon Fudge and a few books... More 

Thank chimneysweep19
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a gorgeous place! Start out or end up at the gift shop at the entrance--there is a lot to see and shop here. The grounds here and the architecture of the church and abbey buildings just gives you a very peaceful feeling.

1 Thank SharpShoey
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Peaceful. Beautiful. Serene. I make a retreat here once a year. The Trappist monks maintain an 11-room retreat house where their guests forget the stresses of the outside world and focus on strengthening their relationship with their Lord & Maker. They provide simple meals, a retreat master and the opportunity to share in daily liturgies in the worship space. Time... More 

2 Thank sssster
Vallensbaek Municipality, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We are not Catholic, but have heard of the marmalade from the Abbey and that it was made at a monastery with really monks, so at a sonny day in April we went to Spencer. The monastery is beautiful placed on the top of a hill surrounded by green fields. At first glance the monastery seemed small but as you... More 

Thank Jens B
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Have lived in central Massachusetts for much of my life and I had never been to the Abbey. I finally made it a priority to visit and I am so glad I did. When I drove up the hill and saw the beautiful Abbey I couldn't believe this hidden gem is located in Spencer, MA. Such a wonderful place to... More 

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