St. Anthony's Monastery

St. Anthony's Monastery, Kennebunkport: Address, Phone Number, St. Anthony's Monastery Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Anthony's Monastery
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St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling lawns, riverside walking paths and English Gardens.
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Joseph I
Westport, MA89 contributions
Saint Anthony's Franciscan Monastery is located at the former Campbell estate on the Kennebunk River. The former mansion is now a church. The religious school and the stables are now guest accommodations. The rooms are simple. Some in the stables are more spacious and better appointed. There is a breakfast with all of the fixings, from blueberry pancakes to eggs with sweet peppers, to potato latkes. All home made and delicious. The Olmsted designed grounds and setting are spectacular with water views and woodland walks. The grounds are now punctuated with Christian statuary and references to the Lithuanian culture of the priests, who do morning prayers, daily mass, and evening prayers in the church extension. We were there for a memorial service. The priests offered their blessings and were helpful and caring as we grieved. The setting allowed for quiet walks and the salt water pool offered a cooling and refreshing experience without the crowds and traffic at the public beach within walking distance of the monastery. The location is central to the shops and restaurants of Kennebunkport and the ocean.
This is a wonderful place to visit and stay during summer or off season.
Written 6 August 2022
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Ginger S
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We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Monastery. It is definitely a beautiful setting. If you go to Kennebunkport, you must visit the Monastery.
Written 2 July 2022
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oldmarsh123
Wells, ME5 contributions
Friends
most people confuse the towns. if you look at the signs when crossing the bridge it will help tell you where you are .
Written 2 November 2021
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Jen R
4 contributions
Friends
Serene. Great walking trail. Sweet gift shop. Interesting sculptures. Peaceful church for a prayer break amongst lots of tourist activities. Would love to come back for an extended stay.
Written 9 October 2021
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ThomasTCat
St. Louis, MO674 contributions
This is a peaceful place to walk around and see the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and a couple of other shrines and statues. The chapel itself is simple and quite beautiful with lovely stained glass behind the altar. A wonderful place to pray, reflect, or just spend a quiet moment at this beautiful Franciscan monastery.
Written 7 September 2021
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Shawn
McLean, VA1 contribution
Family
We went to Mass, hoping to attend at the beautiful outdoor grotto. Instead it was held indoors in the chapel. Their website said the COVID protocols per the Bishop were: congregation limited to 50, masks required, Host to be placed in hands, and no singing. In this mass, there were probably close to 100 congregants, about 10 masks, priest placed Host directly in the mouths of those requesting it, and singing! The Church was putting their own parishioners at risk, many of whom were elderly. I won’t even go into the homily that was pre-Vatican-ish, scorning the immodest dress at Mass which wasn’t apparent but perhaps he’d seen earlier in the summer. In sum, if you go thinking you’ll be outside in the Grotto, be prepared that you could be in the chapel and that their own stated COVID protocols won’t be followed.
Written 8 August 2021
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Noraneal
Bayonne, NJ128 contributions
I attended mass on Wednesday at 7:00. After mass the rosary was said. The chapel is small. The gift shop is located all the way behind the church.
Written 10 July 2021
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Eataroundwoburn
Litchfield, NH621 contributions
Couples
What a beautiful place to visit. The chapel is open and a great place to reflect and pray. The grounds are spectacular- many trails that all lead out to the river. Beautiful. We visit here a couple of times a year
Written 26 June 2021
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Olga L
10 contributions
Couples
I should have taken the lack of current reviews as a clue that this is not a place to visit. There is a trail in the woods but nothing special.
Written 26 June 2021
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Sherrie M
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The inside of the Chapel was just stunning. The stained glass windows were the highlight for me. It would be an awesome experience to attend a service there
Written 25 June 2021
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