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Abbey Re-founding continued…Seeking a new Cemetery Manager

We have written in this section of the web site about the steps the monks are taking to revitalize and essentially re-found the community. Everything from how the monks interact with each other and the public to how they run their businesses, as required under the Rule of St. Benedict, has been in … 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

Prayers for Br. Edward

Please remember Br. Edward McLean in your prayers. Brother suffered a fall, probably due to a new med that effected … [Read More...]

Twenty-first Sunday, Year A, 24 August, 2014

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

Fr. Joseph’s homily for the 20th Sunday, Year A

Readings: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 The manufacturing of parachutes is a highly skilled … [Read More...]

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