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Saint Joseph's Abbey

167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
+1 508-885-8700
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Serene area

Quiet area with lovely church. Beautiful surroundings with far away views. No noises but nature... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcel v
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Saint Joseph's Abbey is an important part of the Town of Spencer. The monks contribute to the town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
899lyns
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167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
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"jams and jellies"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet area with lovely church. Beautiful surroundings with far away views. No noises but nature. Free admittance to church.

Thank Marcel v
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saint Joseph's Abbey is an important part of the Town of Spencer. The monks contribute to the town in many ways and we appreciate them for it.

Thank 899lyns
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in twice and it is beautiful. Check out the gift shop, small building on the right at the entrance, and you'll find great jellies/jams, chocolates and books.

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Saint Joseph's Abbey is so peaceful and beautiful. I usually walk from the gift shop up the hill to the Abbey. It is a peaceful and relaxing walk to unwind. The gift shop is top notch as well.

Thank kyefremont
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The Abby is a great place for prayers and a retreat. It is located less than 2 hours west of Boston and is only accessible by car. The retreat house is small and does not have Wi-Fi which makes it a great place to step...More

Thank f0xoo7
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stopped in one day while passing by and so glad we did. The grounds are beautiful along with the view. You can also attend a church service through a special public entrance and observe the service in a separate seating area. After that you should...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Completely wonderful reflective experience at the abby. An hour here will remind you where He wants you to be. Religious retreat center is amazing, the fields, jams, brewery...all breathtaking. Work and pray has new meaning when you see what these monks have accomplished through devotion...More

Thank Jeanette R
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

St joseph abbey in spencer, ma is the birth place of the trappist monks jellies - they are made here and sold here

Thank walter s
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Saint Joseph's Abbey is a delightful place to visit. The grounds are lovely and the religious services are inspirational and moving. The Trappists make jellies and jams that put dear ol' mom to shame. An overwhelming variety is displayed in the gift shop..Additionally, there are...More

Thank SnookyBabe
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk around and explore. Saw some amazing things and got some great pictures. Went here on our last day of the trip and it was very relaxing. The gift shop is definitely one of the highlights.

Thank nicoleboyles12
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rmnovak
3 October 2015|
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Response from sssster | Reviewed this property |
They do not do tours. The brewery is within the monastic enclosure which is closed to the public.
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