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Benedictine Hospitality

When I use the term Benedictine, in reference to hospitality, I'm indicating hospitality according to St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries. It's a species of hospitality anyone should be able to expect from Camaldolese and Cistercian as well as from Benedictine communities. We all follow the Rule, … 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. Joseph’s homily for the 20th Sunday, Year A

Readings: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 The manufacturing of parachutes is a highly skilled … [Read More...]

Homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption

Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10; I Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56 A great sign appeared in the heavens: a woman clothed … [Read More...]

20th Sunday, Year A, 17 August, 2014

The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. Joseph Wittstock presiding and preaching. … [Read More...]

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