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Once I am lifted up from the earth…

After a ministry of concealing his identity, Jesus allows the people of Jerusalem to greet him as the Messiah on Palm Sunday. There is a real change of direction here., as if we are again picking up the loose threads from his earlier manifestations: his manifestation to the shepherds, that we … 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

Holy Thursday, 17 April, 2014

The Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 4:30 PM, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding and preaching. Throughout the … [Read More...]

Daniel Devoe Moves to Iowa

Many visitors to the Abbey, guests in our Retreat House and neighbors recognize who Daniel Devoe is. Daniel first came to … [Read More...]

Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (Palm Sunday) 13 April, 2014

The Community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding. The solemn liturgy of the Lord's Passion … [Read More...]

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