Spencer Abbey & Lunch: a personal pilgrimage at Christmas

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Abbey Church, Library, dorm 2009.jpgI spent a few hours today at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA, and then later in the day had lunch with a friend, Msgr. Robert Johnson in Worcester. It was beautifully sunny but incredibly cold.

Spencer's abbey has always held a special place in my heart because of the beauty of the location --on top of a hill with rolling fields and lakes-- and because of friendship I share with some of the monks and the sacred Liturgy.

Saint Joseph's Abbey is a monastic house of monks of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO), the Trappists. 

Spencer Abbey, sanctuary 2009.jpg
I even stopped by the Holy Rood Guild and purchased an icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and a linen amice.

See the monks' blog that's periodically update, here.


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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.



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