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The Monk as a Marginal Person, Part 3

In the last installment we were considering an insight from an essay on Thomas Merton ("Man of Prayer") by Br. David Steindel-Rast. Cultivating a life of prayer is not a procedural technology. It is not getting from this starting point, constructing something new that will then function according to … 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

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Fr. Robert’s Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, 29 November, 2015

Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 We did not see a ball descending in Times … [Read More...]

Fr. Robert’s Sermon for Thanksgiving Day, 26 November, 2015

Readings: Sirach 50:22-14; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Luke 17:11-19 The wise man Sirach said: Bless the God of all...may his … [Read More...]

Monday, 30 November, The Feast of St. Andrew

St. Andrew, the "First-called," as he's named in the Eastern Church, is celebrated this Monday. He was the first of the … [Read More...]

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