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Address: 220 South Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301-1900
Phone Number: +1 610-647-2530
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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Elisabeth B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 contrast to the traditional faux Greek revival-Beaux Arts churches on the Main Line. A relative newcomer, Aylesford Abbey was founded in 1954 and is a monastery and seminary of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

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 really.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I find this community deeply spiritual and welcoming of all who enter, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. If one is seeking a place to worship, belong to a spiritual community, and learn about scripture and theology, this is the place to be. I feel richer every time I go there.

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Cinnaminson, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

The abbey is a modern beautiful church in Paoli. There is a beautiful retreat center for daily and extended retreats. Mass is 10:30 am on Sunday and the public is invited to the weekly prayer schedule of the Norbetine Community. They have Taize Prayer and other special programs for the public. The grounds are extensive for reflective walking and enjoying... More 

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Thank Tom1955
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

We are lucky enough to live near the Abbey and witness the beauty of the people and the grounds on a fairly routine basis. The friars are generally warm and welcoming, considering a group of 25 to 30 men are living under the same roof (albeit with a terrific support staff). The grounds are beautifully bucolic and the programs are... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Hard to find modern, East German/UFO style building. Seems unoccupied. Poor souls probably got depressed over surroundings and left just as we did.

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