At the door of the monastery, place a sensible old man who knows how to take a message and deliver a reply.” (Rule of St. Benedict – Chapter 66)
If there are craftsmen in the monastery, let them practice their crafts with all humility. If any of the work of the craftsmen is to be sold…let them always remember…that in all things God may be glorified.” (Rule of St. Benedict – Chapter 57)
- Hours for the Gift Shop are listed below.
- See also
The first building many of our guests visit when they come to the monastery is the Gift Shop/Porter’s Cottage located at the end of the entrance road to the monastery. Our gift shop features books on spirituality, theology, Cistercian and monastic spirituality, original Icons, other religious art and devotional objects, greeting cards, our own monastery products, as well as those from other Trappist monasteries. Included in new merchandise are various items with the Abbey logo on them like coffee mugs, t-shirts, and hooded long-sleeve shirts.
Gift Shop Hours for 2020
Please Note: The annual retreat of the monks will take place during the first week of March. The Gift Shop will thus be closed from Wednesday morning, March 4, through Saturday, March 7 and will reopen on Sunday morning, as usual, at 11.00 a.m.
Normal hours are as follows, but if you are traveling some distance to get to the monastery it is advisable to call ahead during the hours listed below, to confirm that the store is open (540-955-7168), or try calling our information line at 540-955-4383. We try to post special closings in our updates and on our facebook page.
SUNDAY: 11.00 AM – 12.15 PM 1.15 – 4.15 PM
MONDAY: (CLOSED in AM) 2.15 – 4.15 PM
TUESDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
THURSDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
FRIDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
SATURDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
2020 Holiday Hours
Gift Shop will be closed for the following Holy Days:
- Holy Thursday Afternoon, April 9
- Good Friday, April 10
- Friday, June 19: The Feast of the Sacred Heart
- Saturday, July 4: Independence Day
- Saturday, July 11: Feast of Saint Benedict
- Saturday, August 15: The Assumption of Our Lady
- Monday, September 14: Our Patronal Feast, Exaltation of the Holy Cross
- Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving Day
- Tuesday, December 8: Immaculate Conception
- Friday, December 25: Christmas Day
- Friday, January 1, New Year’s Day
On all other days during the holidays, we follow the normal schedule above.
See our Fruitcake availability and learn about other products made right here at Holy Cross Abbey
Or go to the Bakery Webstore.