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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

20 to 25 June, 2016

During this week I will be observing my annual retreat in solitude; as a result there will be no new posts on the site until … [Read More...]

13th Sunday, Year C, 26 June, 2016

Readings: 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Luke 9:51-62 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. … [Read More...]

12th Sunday, Year C, 19 June, 2016

Readings: Zechariah 12:10-11, 13:1; Galatians 3:26-29; Luke 9:18-24 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. … [Read More...]

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