Featured News

Considerations on 150 Years at Cool Spring

Last Friday evening I was on my way to the retreat house, aware that there would be visitors on the property to see the Civil War battlefield--from a distance. They were not to intrude upon the farming operations that have transformed the battlefield from a place of violence and death to new growth … 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

Updates on Monday rather than on Sunday

I've usually updated Featured News on Saturday and A Word from the Abbot on Sunday. Of course, as you have probably noticed, … [Read More...]

16th Sunday, Year A, 20 July, 2014

The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding and preaching. Benediction of the Most … [Read More...]

Battle of Cool Spring, the Clarke County Historical Association and Br. James Sommers

18 July, 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring; and, as most of our readers realize that battle was … [Read More...]

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