St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Mass.

by Jahnabi Barooah

I recently had the great blessing of going on a week-long Buddhist-Christian monastic retreat with friends from the Harvard Divinity School. We started at the New England Buddhist Vihara in Grafton, a small community of the most adorable Sri Lankan Theravadin monks, then spent a day at the Empty Bell, a Buddhist-Christian retreat center in Northampton, and concluded our retreat at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer. Below are some photos that I took at St. Joseph’s Abbey:

St. Joseph's Abbey Church

St. Joseph’s Abbey Church     

St. Joseph's Abbey retreat center

St. Joseph’s Abbey retreat center

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Magnificent cross outside the gift shop

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Stained glass inside the church

Is that the sun or the moon in the sky? 🙂

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Oh look, how beautiful!

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🙂

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