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Observing Lent

When I was in Catholic grammar school in the 1950's we were expected to memorize a lot of information for catechism class. Most of us could rattle off the norms for Lenten Observance by rote even if much of that information was not interiorized--as kids not too much was expected of us. The great … 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

Monks on retreat

The monastic community is on retreat this week meaning they have conferences all week and do not follow the usual work … [Read More...]

GIFT SHOP CLOSING

THE MONASTERY GIFT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE MONK'S ANNUAL RETREAT That is, from MONDAY FEBRUARY 8, THROUGH THURSDAY … [Read More...]

A Word From The Cistercian Fathers for February

Keep carefully and watchfully, O happy sinner, this spirit of yours, this most fitting affection of humility and devotion by … [Read More...]

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