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Featured News

“By hope we are saved” (Romans 8:24)

If ever there is a subject that wakens our hearts to hope, it would seem to me that it is the subject of life after death. The blessed passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the rock foundation of our Christian faith. To quote the Nicene Creed, we look forward to the resurrection of the dead … 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

A Word from the Cistercian Fathers for March

We cannot defend ourselves from the attack of the noontide devil except with the aid of noontide light. When the noontide … [Read More...]

Prime Availability in the Retreat House, 6 through 13 March

We had been reserving the rooms in the Retreat House for an expected group retreat from 6 through 13 March, but we just … [Read More...]

2nd Sunday of Lent, 1 March, 2015

Readings: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10. The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. … [Read More...]

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