Loved seeing it and I know monks are peaceful people but I wish there was even a plaque about the battle here from the Civil War time. Monk however very friendly and the chapel and house the latter seen from the outside very attractive and inspiringly tranquil.
Literally, this has to be heaven on earth! The beauty of God's work (scenery), the peacefulness, the ability to be still and mediate. Visit for a weekend, stop for awhile after work, go when you just need peace around you.
Perfect place to reflect. Did not come for reflection though, but to shop the gift shop manned by a gentle Trappist priest. Bought two fruit cakes, biscotti, port wine jelly and some religious materials. A truly beautiful and peaceful spot.
A visit to Holy Cross Abbey, in passing, is to the fleet of foot a seemingly tiny outpost of brethren. When you live nearby and abide near and next to those who are your neighbors, you start to understand why even the cats adore them. The bookstore, the weekly mass, the walks, and the birds all congregate to celebrate the... 更多
On our way back from Luray, we stopped by to visit the abbey. They have a nice gift store. Buy the chocolate covered fruit cake - delicious. The Jellies are good too. Books, statues, candy, ceramics are some of the other items for sale. The chapel is open for you to visit as well as the prayer times of the... 更多
This is a "silent" retreat that allows you to read, meditate and relax without any structure or meetings to go... 更多
approximately 90 minutes west of the urban jungle of DC through the suburban sprawl of Northern Virginia is an oasis... 更多
I stayed three nights over a weekend. The reviews you read are just visitors and tourists (to be fair, yes,... 更多