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Bringing It Home

In Chapter 38 of his Rule, Saint Benedict stipulates, The meals of the brethren should not be without reading. And so, at the midday meal we eat in silence as one of the monks reads to us. usually there is a substantial book, alternating spiritual subjects with history or biography; it's not unusual … 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

25th Sunday, Year A, 21 September, 2014

The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Fr. Vincent Collins presiding and preaching. Benediction of the Most … [Read More...]

Fr. Joseph’s Homily for the Triumph of the Holy Cross, 14 September, 2014

Readings: Numbers 21:4-9; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 If you've ever watched those commercials of researchers testing … [Read More...]

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A Preview of the Calendar

WELL THIS PICTURE OF THE COVER ISN'T GOING TO WIN ANY AWARDS, BUT WE WANTED YOU TO GET A PREVIEW OF THE NEW 2015 APPOINTMENT … [Read More...]

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