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Address: 167 North Spencer Road, Spencer, MA
Phone Number: 508-885-8700

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Stone Abbey is beautiful.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Howard R
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South Hadley
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South Hadley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Howard R
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank BobbyP009
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank mama3awesomekids
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Ariel L
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Carrie M
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank moandpebs
Spencer, Massachusetts
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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!

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Thank JoAnn1971
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

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.

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