Br. Joseph Wallace-Williams’s sermon for Proper 12 B

It was now dark . . . The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing . . . Then they saw Him walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” John 6: 17b-20. As a young boy I loved the circus. I loved seeing the lions, the tigers, the bears and the flying trapeze artist and, the jugglers . . . it was just so exotic! Now I must admit when I was younger I always got nervous with… read more on our sermons blog

Br. Robert James Magliula’s sermon for the feast of St Benedict

In one of the sessions I attended of the House of Deputies at General Convention the debate centered on our calendar of commemorations. What is a saint? What are the criteria for sainthood in our Church? Who should be recognized? Why should they be recognized?  Today we observe the feast of Benedict. Unfortunately, after 1500 years of lived Benedictine tradition and legend, many think of Benedict, as they do of Jesus, as beginning life as fully a formed and integrated… read more on our sermons blog

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A Benedictine Monastery in the Episcopal Tradition

At Holy Cross, you enter into a time of prayer and reflection, renewal and re-creation. The time you spend here can help you deepen your sense of communion with God, nature and with others. Holy Cross is part of the Order of the Holy Cross. Our facilities consist of 2 Guest Houses, the Monastery Church of St. Augustine, and the Monastic Enclosure, located on twenty-six magnificent acres on the west bank of the Hudson River.

The primary ministry of Holy Cross Monastery is to guests on individual and group retreats. Our Guesthouse is among the largest monastic retreat facilities in the Episcopal Church. Rooms are available for overnight stays so that you can join with us and explore the spiritual dimension of your life. We estimate that about 5,000 people visit us each year.

In addition to our guest ministry we also manufacture incense, publish, and operate a book and gift shop.

The primary work of the community is worship and prayer, which are the central components of our daily life.