Thanks to Picture Farmer Films and PBS, we are able to share with you a full-length documentary about Holy Cross Abbey and our sustainability initiatives, right here on our website.
Monastic Life at Holy Cross Abbey
Learn more about discerning a monastic vocation with Holy Cross Abbey
Retreats at Holy Cross Abbey
Find out more about our retreat facilities at Holy Cross Abbey.
A welcome from the past
Father Robert (RIP) was the Abbot before Father Joseph. Though you can now only physically visit him in the monks’ cemetery by the main house, we hope his message can still greet you and invite you to experience the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Cross, our Mission and our community.
The monastery, more than anything, is a preparation for eternity, which we pray and hope Fr. Robert now enjoys or soon will! We invite you to be one with us and renew us through prayer in unity with Fr. Robert, in Christ’s Mystical Body, whether here on earth, in purgatory, or in heaven; please pray for his eternal rest, and join us in confidence that the merciful and just Judge of all will hear Fr. Robert, in his calm voice, praying for us also–much as he spent the 60 years of his life, praying seven times a day in the monastery!
Holy Cross Abbey Monastic Life
Do you wish to join the community as a monk? Here you may learn about discerning a monastic vocation with us.
Holy Cross Abbey Retreat House
Curious about making a retreat at Holy Cross? Find out about our retreat facilities here.
Holy Cross Abbey Gift Shop
What is available at our gift shop? This is a brief introduction to what the shop offers.