SHERBORN, Mass. (AP) — The buyer of the former Peace Abbey site in Sherborn says he hopes to create a senior living community on the property.
Resident Bob Murchison acquired the land for $1 million this month. He tells The MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/U5Zltj ) he is in talks with town officials about his plan, which involves keeping intact the original buildings and memorials at the site.
The 2 ½-acre site has been the home of the Peace Abbey since 1988. The multi-faith retreat promotes pacifism and social justice and has hosted visitors including Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou and Muhammad Ali.
Founder Lewis Randa sold the site after years of struggling to pay the bills.
The abbey’s holdings will be moved to UMass-Boston’s Center and Archives for Peace, Social Action, Public Policy, and the Arts.