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Ash Wednesday, 10 February, 2016

Readings: Joel 2:12-18; 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 The community Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 AM, replacing Lauds, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding. After the Gospel, the ashes of last year's palms (from the Sunday of the Lord's Passion) will be blessed and distributed as a sign … 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

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...]

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, 2 February, and the Blessing of Throats, 3 February, 2016

Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 The community Mass with the blessing of candles will be celebrated … [Read More...]

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