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Abbot Robert’s Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, 24 April, 2016

Readings: Acts 14:21-17; Revelation 21:1-5; John 13:31-35 Sometimes you get lucky. Maybe it's bingo and all the numbers called fall right onto your card. Or a truck pulls out of the very parking spot you wanted and you slide right in. Or the flashing lights on the state trooper's car behind you … 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

A Word from the Cistercian Fathers for May

We realize that there is no true life except in conversion and that there is no other means of entering into life: unless you … [Read More...]

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C, 1 May, 2016

Readings: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, … [Read More...]

School Teachers Relief?

Whether you teach in preschool, grammar school, high school, college or university, this may be the time of year when you … [Read More...]

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