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Saint Joseph's Abbey

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167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
+1 508-885-8700
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Gorgeous grounds, peaceful place

I'm not sure why others come to the Abbey, but this place is such a wonderful, quiet, peaceful... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Cathie S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Howard R
South Hadley
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167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
+1 508-885-8700
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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...More

1  Thank Cathie S
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...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Thank BobbyP009
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.

Thank mama3awesomekids
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...More

1  Thank Ariel L
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....More

Thank Carrie M
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...More

Thank estr49
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....More

Thank Laurie S
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.

Thank moandpebs
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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October 2, 2015|
Response from sssster | Reviewed this property |
They do not do tours. The brewery is within the monastic enclosure which is closed to the public.