Br. Reinaldo Martinez-Cubero’s sermon for Proper 16 B

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” There is nothing on earth that could entice me to re-live 2005, the year during which I went through some very difficult experiences, one after the other. But it is one of those experiences that stands out in my memory when I read the lesson from the Letter to the Ephesians. An employee of the church where I worked… read more on our sermons blog

Br. Robert James Magliula’s sermon for St Mary the Virgin

The danger of celebrating Mary with beautiful art is that we can easily loose touch with her flesh and blood reality – which is exactly what makes her an example of discipleship for us. We give her special honor in our tradition because of her unique role in salvation history as the “Theotokos”, the God-Bearer. But she has an ongoing role in the church as an example of persistent faith-filled living. It’s not what she said or wrote, but how she lived — and I don’t mean… read more on our sermons blog

A Random Image from Holy Cross

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.