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Featured News

Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment, Part Two

It was probably in 2007 when Dr. Andy Hoffmann of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and the Environment first visited our community at Holy Cross Abbey. Andy Hoffmann happens to be a practicing Roman Catholic as well as an environmentalist. Addressing the community, he spoke … 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

Fr. James’ Homily for the 14th Sunday, Yr B

Readings: Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1- 6 Is he not the carpenter? We all probably get the point: the … [Read More...]

5 July, 2015, 14th Sunday, Year B

Readings: Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6: 1-6 The Community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. James … [Read More...]

from the Cistercian Fathers for July

God, you know my folly, and Your eyes see all my guilt. Lord my God, you know, and you have made me know, and your eyes have … [Read More...]

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