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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

A Word from the Cistercian Fathers for July

I need truth that I may not be able to hide from the Word of God and grace that I may not wish to hide. Indeed, without both … [Read More...]

3 July, 2016: 14th Sunday, Year C

Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. … [Read More...]

Fr. James’ Homily for the 13th Sunday, Year C

Readings: 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Luke 9:51-62 I'm not favorably impressed by James and John's … [Read More...]

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