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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 “Conflict of Interests”

I can't say that there was an overwhelming response to the post about revising the website, but of the few comments made, … [Read More...]

Abbot Joseph’s Homily for the Twenty-sixth Sunday, Year C

Readings: Amos 6:1, 4-7; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 I remember years ago reading a commentary on today's gospel in … [Read More...]

Availability at the Retreat House

As Autumn enters the Valley, the Retreat House is filling up to overflowing. However, there are still spaces available deeper … [Read More...]

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