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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 Immaculate Conception

Readings: Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38 We could read today's texts as dogmatic themes: … [Read More...]

Abbot Joseph’s Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A, 4 December, 2016

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Every now and again one hears people speak of a certain person who … [Read More...]

Third Sunday of Advent, 11 December, 2016

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM in the … [Read More...]

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