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Abbey Re-founding continued…Seeking a new Cemetery Manager

We have written in this section of the web site about the steps the monks are taking to revitalize and essentially re-found the community. Everything from how the monks interact with each other and the public to how they run their businesses, as required under the Rule of St. Benedict, has been in … Continue Reading...

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

Ground Breaking at Our Lady of the Angels

Yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 31 August, Abbot Robert Barnes joined Mother Marion and our sisters at Our Lady of the Angels … [Read More...]

A Word From The Cistercian Fathers For September

Truly she stood by Jesus' cross, when at the same time the pain of the cross crucified her mind and as manifold a sword … [Read More...]

Unique Retreat Opportunities, 8 to 11 September

We can offer an unusual weekday schedule for those who might find the weekend slot too short or the weekday retreats too … [Read More...]

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