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“Monastic serenity atop Worcester County's hills...”

Saint Joseph's Abbey
Worcester, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Monastic serenity atop Worcester County's hills...”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

A sacred site with old world ambience, surrounded by lovely hills and woods. Also boasts a fine religious bookstore...and have you ever tried their beer?

Visited June 2014
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Solitude and Peace”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

A beautiful view on any day, but expecially in fall and winter, the Abbey offers quiet walks, a visitor's chapel where several services are held during the day, and a gift shop that offers everything one needs to maintain their spirituality. They also offer foodstuffs such as their world famous jams and jellies, fudge, and other treats from other Trappist Monasteries. I enjoy driving up the hill and surveying the beauty which is spread before me. Fantastic for the spirt.

Visited December 2013
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6 Thank losttherace
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Middletown, Connecticut
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209 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

There wasn't much to see at the top near the Abby Church. One can only view the interior from the visitor's pews on the side of the alter. The estate was very peaceful as it was far away from the highway. We purchased jam at the gift shop down at the entrance on the highway.

Visited April 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“An oasis of calm and serenity”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

St. Joseph's Abbey is a wonderful place for a respite from a busy life. I love to come here and listen to the monks' chant, spend time in quiet prayer in the chapel, enjoy the beautiful views, and visit the gift shop where I never fail to find a book - or seven - to inspire my spiritual studies. The jams and jellies made by the monks are excellent gifts or for personal use. I hope someday to join one of the retreats held at the Abbey, but in the meantime will keep visiting every chance I have.

Visited March 2014
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7 Thank Love4Eire
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Quinebaug, Connecticut
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83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“I will be back”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Relaxing, restful, spiritual place with gorgeous views. It is a beautiful place for a retreat by yourself or with others.

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9 Thank John G
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