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Laudato Si’, Part Five

This post continues a guide to reading the encyclical, picking up at Chapter Three. Chapter Three: The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis. In a challenging Encyclical, this may be a big hurdle for many Americans. If you follow the European press on this topic, you'll find the explanation to … 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

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Volunteer for an Environmental Project at Holy Cross Abbey

If you find yourself inspired by Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment or have always wanted to be a part of the … [Read More...]

A Word From The Cistercian Fathers For September

There is an arrow that pierces Mary's heart: the living and active Word of God that cuts more keenly than any two-edged … [Read More...]

Abbot Robert’s Homily for the 22nd Sunday, Year B

Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 We return today to St. Mark's Gospel … [Read More...]

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