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Featured News

Gift Shop Hours-for now

We have been talking about the hours for the gift shop, trying to figure out what would be the most convenient for the community and our friends. Since we have to work around the monastic schedule it's not as easy as just saying we'll be open 9-5... So we have decided we will experiment with … 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

Schedule for the Sacred Triduum

2 April, Holy Thursday: The Mass of the Lord's Supper is celebrated at 4:30 PM with the Mandatum (washing of the feet) and … [Read More...]

Palm Sunday, 29 March, 2015

Readings: Mark 12:12-16 (Processional Gospel); Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; The Passion according to St. Mark--Mark … [Read More...]

Fr. James’ Homily for the Annunciation

Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10; Hebrews 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38 Last week we celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph and today, … [Read More...]

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