About Us

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.

Click on the links below to learn more about the Abbey's history, services and programs.

Click here to view the Abbey's Photo Gallery.