New Abbot Elect!

Congratulations to Dom Joseph Wittstock, Abbot elect of Holy Cross Abbey
This morning the conventual Chapter of Holy Cross Abbey voted Fr. Joseph Wittstock as our new Abbot. The election was … [Read More...]

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 21st Sunday, Year C

Readings: Isaiah 66:18-21; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30 Where I come from, there's a field of study called … [Read More...]

21st Sunday, Year C, 21 August, 2016

Readings: Isaiah 66:18-21; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13: 22-30 The community Mass is celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. James … [Read More...]

The Solemnity of St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Readings: Sirach 3:17-24; Ephesians 3:14-19; Matthew 11:25-30 The community Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 AM, in place … [Read More...]

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