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Featured News

Work In The Benedictine Tradition, Part 5

I believe in earlier posts, at least in passing, I've indicated that St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries would not solve all our problems. That's not what it's there for. And Saint Benedict, however wise and holy he was, had no insider's secrets on life; like all of us, he had to learn the hard way … 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

First Sunday of Advent, Year B, 30 November, 2014

This Sunday begins the new Liturgical Year, Year B. In the Sunday Cycle of Gospel Readings, the greater part will take us … [Read More...]

Fr. James’ Homily for Thanksgiving Day, 27 November, 2014

Readings: Sirach 50:22-14; I Corinthians 1:3-9; Luke 17:11-19 The first time I preached this Gospel, an old friend of mine … [Read More...]

FR. Joseph’s Homily for Christ the King, 23 November, 2014

Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; I Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46 I suspect that at one time or another we … [Read More...]

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