Having recently spent three months within the community as an “observer,” Brother Theodore Berezuk (formerly Todd) has returned as a postulant to begin his initial period of formation. He joins Brothers Mark, John, and Richard in their continuing process of discernment and seeking the will of God for their lives. It has been a long […]
Friday, June 8, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, and is observed as a full monastic holy day. Accordingly, the Gift Shop will be closed all day Friday and will reopen on Saturday morning at 10.00 a.m. As usual, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers and visitors.
On Ascension Sunday morning the heavy rain stopped, opportunely, just ten minutes before we were to bless our new bells. They are the generous gift of Br. David Schlatter OFM and formed part of a larger set of bells used at 9/11 commemoration services. Although the bells have been in use since late January we […]
The glorious feast of the Ascension was the happy occasion of our Brother Richard’s clothing in the Cistercian Habit. He joins Brothers Mark and John in the novitiate for two further years of preparation for first vows. The reception of the habit is usually a moment of special grace, not only for the novice, but […]
As the end of the school year looms closer on the horizon, whether you’re a student or a teacher, this is a prime time to plan for some silent retreat time at Holy Cross Abbey. If you’re neither a student nor a teacher, this still may be a good time for a break, perhaps as […]
I’m sure someone will be interested in this news, but this post is primarily a big Thank You Note to all the people who have helped us. First of all, our thanks to the five generous households who took in all six kittens. No kitten had to go to a lonely home–either they had the […]
Recent and upcoming additions to our newly renovated chapel include the new Icon of Our Lady the new altar, installed in September (you can follow the link for more details) and a bell tower, coming soon! Every Abbey church of our Order is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Mother of God. This is reflected in […]
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Here’s a photo of the MIW Class of ’17 in choir during Lauds today… And here you can hear them at the beginning of the Office singing the hymn and beginning the first Psalm of the Office…sound pretty good! Our ninth Monastic Immersion Weekend is in full swing and the 15 people attending […]
This morning the conventual Chapter of Holy Cross Abbey voted Fr. Joseph Wittstock as our new Abbot. The election was declared by Dom Damian Carr, our Father Immediate and is presently being confirmed by our Abbot General, Dom Eamon Fitzgerald, in Rome. Dom Joseph was elected to a six year term. At noon today, the Chapter members will […]