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Featured News


It is already two weeks since the Gift Shop/Porter's Lodge closed its doors for renovation and repair. This is to report that progress has been made and having completed an inventory (along with moving stock for storage), work on actual renovations and repairs begins this week. Presently, it is … 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

Abbot Robert’s Homily for the Third Sunday, Year B, 25 January, 2015

 Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 Repent and believe in the Gospel...The world in its … [Read More...]

Fr. Joseph’s Homily for the Second Sunday, Year B, 18 January, 2015

Readings: I Samuel 3:3-10, 19; I Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20; John 1:35-42 With the on-going development of information … [Read More...]

The Solemnity of the Founders of Citeaux, 26 January, 2015

The Solemnity of the Founders of Citeaux celebrates the origin of the Cistercian reform, beginning in 1098. Sts. Robert of … [Read More...]

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