Two upcoming weekends have become available at Holy Cross Abbey Retreat House: November 26-28 and December 3-5 Come after Thanksgiving to and before Christmas to rest and explore the beautiful countryside here at Holy Cross Abbey. Groups of 8-10 welcome with vaccination. The monastery chapel does remain closed at this time. Please call or e-mail […]
Notes for November 1-3
Friday, 1 November, is the Solemnity of All Saints. The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, as on a Sunday. Please Note: THE GIFT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY NOV 1 and reopen on Saturday morning Nov 2. Saturday, 2 November, is All Souls Day. Weather permitting, the office of None, at […]
Retreat House re-opening
The retreat house will re-open after renovations on Friday, August 2nd for the regular weekend retreat. There is still good availability for August and on through the autumn months.
A Silent Retreat at Holy Cross Abbey
From a recent guest:
The Sacred Triduum 2019
Holy Thursday, 18 April 4:30 PM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper with transfer of the Blessed Sacrament Good Friday, 19 April 10:30 AM—Good Friday Psalter12:20 PM—Sext2:00 PM—None 4:30 PM—Good Friday Service with the Lord’s Passion according to John, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion. Holy Saturday, 20 April 8:30 PM—Paschal Vigil with Blessing of […]
Palm Sunday Liturgy
Palm Sunday, 14 April 2019 (Year C) 9:45 AM Terce 10:00 AM Mass will begin in the Cloister (behind the stone Cool Spring house), followed by a procession to the church and celebration of the Passion according to Luke. NB: palms will be found in church before Terce and Mass in the pews
Annunciation of the Incarnation of the Lord to Mary
Monday, 25 March, 2019 The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Fr. James presiding and preaching; it is a non-work day for the monks and we follow the Sunday Schedule.
Spending Holy Week at the Retreat House?
If you are planning to make a retreat during Holy Week, please contact us soon. We still have rooms available, but want to make sure you get your space. The dates are Wednesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21, 2019. The telephone number is 540 955 4383 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we’ll […]
Retreat House will close for July, reopen in August
We will not be taking reservations for the Retreat House for July this year – we are closing for the month of July so we can perform long-term maintenance projects and our employees will take their vacations. We will be closed Monday, July 1 through Friday, August 2. The Retreat House will re-open for the […]
Monastery Fruitcake and Honey for the Holidays
A fruitcake from Holy Cross Abbey is for those who appreciate quality products made from an old fashioned recipe, with choice fruits and nut meats in a brandy-laced batter. Our famous Trappist Fruitcake can be shipped to you, as well as creamed honey and truffles, but ONLY by going online to monasteryfruitcake.org. Shipments can be requested […]