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Featured News


In an early post and on the web site we said  the Spring MIW---SCHDULED FOR MARCH 13-15---was sold out...well it isn't anymore!  Rooms have opened up and are available to men and women interested in the  monastic experience.  For more information see Take Part on the home page.  To reserve your spot … 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 Advent, Year B, 21 December, 2014

The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. Vincent Collins presiding and preaching; this Sunday's Introit sings, … [Read More...]

Advent 2014 Letter

Dear Friend of Holy Cross Abbey: In this blessed season of Advent, the Church’s prayer life helps us to keep our balance … [Read More...]

Fr. Robert’s Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, 14 December, 2014

Readings: Isaiah 61:1-2; 10-11; I Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8; 19-28 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, … [Read More...]

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