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Laudato Si’, Part Eight

I thought it might be worth while, especially after Pope Francis' visit to the United States, to quote in full the two prayers that conclude the encyclical, Laudato Si'. The Holy Father is a plain-spoken man who does not express himself in the abstractions of "ecclesialese". His two prayers are more … 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

11 October, 2015, the 28th Sunday, Year B

Readings: Wisdom 7:7-11; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. James … [Read More...]

Abbot Robert’s Homily for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday, Year B

Readings: Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 This is perhaps not the sort of Gospel that a monk should presume … [Read More...]

A Word from the Cistercian Fathers for October

He set love in order in me. Utterly necessary. Zeal without knowledge is insupportable. Therefore where zeal is enthusiastic, … [Read More...]

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