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Observing Lent

When I was in Catholic grammar school in the 1950's we were expected to memorize a lot of information for catechism class. Most of us could rattle off the norms for Lenten Observance by rote even if much of that information was not interiorized--as kids not too much was expected of us. The great … 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

Fr. James Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

Readings: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 Right before St. Luke's account of Jesus temptation, appears … [Read More...]

First Sunday of Lent, Year C, 14 February, 2016

Readings: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. James … [Read More...]

St. Benedict for the Rest of Us and Women’s MIW

There's still 'room at the inn' to register for St. Benedict for the Rest of Us on April 17th and the Women's Monastic … [Read More...]

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