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Daylesford Abbey, Paoli

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Daylesford Abbey is a Roman Catholic religious community of priests, brothers and lay associates of the Norbertine Order. The Order was founded in 1121 by St. Norbert in the French village of Prémontré. The Norbertine charism is one of common life, prayer and ministry marked by fostering peace, healing and reconciliation.

Nestled amid 130 acres of lush countryside in Philadelphia's western Main Line suburbs, the Abbey focuses on liturgy and worship, and provides people of all ages and religious backgrounds a wide range of programs and resources to foster spiritual well-being in an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.

A key feature of the Abbey is its Spirituality Center, which offers 36 newly renovated rooms for overnight guests. Spiritual direction is offered upon request and a theological library is available for guests.
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  • Beautiful Mass experience on Christmas morning. Wasn't crowded like other churches on Christmas Day. Beautiful liturgy.  more »
  • I recently accompanied an ailing friend to mass at Aylesford Abbey. At first sight, the Abbey compound strikes one as a monumental modernist complex that stands in lush surroundings in striking...  more »
  • the annual art show is ok. and it is a beautiful little place in the 'burbs. but this isn't an attraction; just another religious building for locals. i don't understand why it is even listed...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful church and walk around the grounds. It is a place of peace and purity.
  • Abbey Fest was awesome. Nice clean wholesome inviroment. Other than the festival I have never been inside the Abbey.
  • Wonderful Abbey to Commune with Nature during all four seasons!
  • A beautiful boardwalk trail next to a very tranquil setting. Easy walk.
  • An oasis of spirit with outstanding priests.

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