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Washing Feet

These sacred days of our Lord's Paschal Mystery begin with a meal. Not just any meal but the very Passover meal which Moses commanded the Israelites to commemorate--the covenant of blood that the Lord God made with his Chosen People when he freed them from slavery in Egypt. Now the Son of God has … 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

Abbot Robert’s Homily for the Paschal Vigil

Jesus died on the eve of the Jewish Passover before the eyes of all those who beheld him hanging on the cross. His lifeless … [Read More...]

Gift Shop Closed This Week

Please note that the Monastery's Gift Shop will be closed this entire week. It will not be open for service from 21 April … [Read More...]

Easter Day Mass

The Easter Day Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding, Fr. James Orthmann … [Read More...]

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