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Merton at 100 Event at HCA

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth the monks of Holy Cross Abbey will hold a free lecture, conversation and reception on November 15th in the Retreat House chapel.  This event-with extremely limited seating-is entitled "Monk as Marginal Person" and will include opening … 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. James’ Homily for the 28th Sunday, Year B

Readings: Wisdom 7:7-11; Hebrews 4:2-13; Mark 10:17-30 There's a kind of familiarity with the Gospel that deadens the … [Read More...]

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...]

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