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Merton Lecture at HCA

Fr. James Orthmann keynoted the Merton at 100 lecture Sunday November 15th.  Well over 60 people came to the Retreat House Chapel for a talk called "Monk as Marginal Person."  Fr. James suggested that this simple reference, that Merton made in his last talk in Thailand, was less an indictment of … 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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The Monk As A Marginal Person: Part Two

In the previous post, we noted Merton's opinion that whatever the agenda of the culture we find ourselves in, the monastic … [Read More...]

The Solemnity of Christ the King, Sunday, 22 November, 2015

Readings: Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. Joseph … [Read More...]

The Monk as a Marginal Person: Thomas Merton 100th Anniversary, Part 1

Some people have asked for a copy of last Sunday's talk for the commemoration of Thomas Merton's 100th birthday. This post is … [Read More...]

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