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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  GIFT SHOP CLOSING FOR REPAIRS AND RENOVATION Those having a long association with Holy Cross Abbey might recall that it was back in 1986 that our present Gift Shop (aka “Porter’s Lodge”) first opened its doors and replaced the previously tiny, quaint, but inadequate, … Continue Reading...

Welcome to Holy Cross Abbey

The Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Cross was born out of fire. When the monastery of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island, tragically and spectacularly burned to the ground on the night of March 21, 1950, the monks of the abbey were left without a home.

While the abbot of Our Lady of the Valley, Dom Edmund Futterer, labored to re-establish his displaced community at a new site at Spencer, Massachusetts, plans developed for a new foundation. Land was found in the ... Read More

News from the Abbey

The Solemnity of the Founders of Citeaux, 26 January, 2015

The Solemnity of the Founders of Citeaux celebrates the origin of the Cistercian reform, beginning in 1098. Sts. Robert of … [Read More...]

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 25 January, 2015

Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; I Corinthians 7: 29-31; Mark 1:14-20. The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Abbot … [Read More...]

St. Anthony of the Desert

  This past Saturday, 17 January, we celebrated the Memorial of St. Anthony of Egypt--also known as St. Anthony the … [Read More...]

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