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Featured News

New Videos and Spring Newsletter

As part of our effort to update our web site and provide more information to the public through youtube, young film producer Patrick Mason has created two new videos for the monastery.  Check out Br. Efrain, our vocations director on the home page then click on Retreat House and see Father James … 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

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B, 26 April, 2015

Readings: Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12; 1 John3:1-2; John 10:11-18 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. … [Read More...]

Fr. James’ Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B, 19 April, 2015

Readings: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48 It's quite possible that we've all shared the experience of … [Read More...]

Fr. Joseph’s Homily for Easter Sunday, 4 April, 2015

Readings: Acts of the Apostles 10:34, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 Back in 2007, a documentary titled The Lost … [Read More...]

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