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Address: 167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
Phone Number: +1 508-885-8700
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Most Peaceful Monastery

Wonderful on several levels, I love the beauty of the landscape and the monastery church. The monks sing wonderfully at their prayer times. The gift shop has a lot too not to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
Mike N
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Wonderful on several levels, I love the beauty of the landscape and the monastery church. The monks sing wonderfully at their prayer times. The gift shop has a lot too not to mention the new beer.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I'm not sure why others come to the Abbey, but this place is such a wonderful, quiet, peaceful place to just take in nature and reflect. My son had his photos taken there. The stone monastery is striking and welcomes guests to come in pray or reflect. You are free to walk the grounds. There is a gift shop when... More 

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South Hadley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you stop at the Abbey I would recommend arriving about 4 or 4:15 and visit the gift store. Jams are excellent. Then go to the chapel on the hill and listen to Vespers, on Sunday they Started at 5:10 pm and ended 5:50 pm truly a wonderful experience. We will return! We also went to Ladd's Grill and Bar... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is truly "a poem in stone." I have been going here for decades with total approval and enjoyment!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place. You can breath peace here. Take time to pray, to listen to meditate. Don't forget a stop at their store to get their jellies and many other fun finds.

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

If you need to get away from life, this is the place to go. It is very quiet and picturesque The scenery is open and puts you at ease. The chapel itself is quiet and gives you a sense of peace. This is where you can recharge, center yourself or just relax. It's worth the drive, especially in the spring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

The store here is so nice then to walk up the quiet hill . Look at the woods and the river. This so peace full . Then at the top of the hill the chapel is good place to stop to pray. Love it here. Many good memories here for us. .

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful place! Upon arriving you immediately begin to sense how peaceful it is. It seems to clear your mind for the moments your there, away from technology and the hustle and bustle! The Abbey and Chapel are set high on a hill near the heavens where you can visit. It's definetly a place to go. They also have... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are a nature lover, or are seeking a few moments of peace and meditation, then plan a stop at the Abbey. Home of an order of strictly observant Trappist Monks, the Abbey is known for its natural beauty and sense of reflective peace. They offer a space for spiritual retreat in their guest house for longer visits (information... More 

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Central Islip, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

Must visit. Serene and beautiful grounds and a gift shop that houses Trappist Jams and Jellies as well as a plethora of religious medals books, etc.

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