Br. Robert Magliula, OHC’s  Sermon for The Feast of Holy Cross

“ Here is our Br. Robert Magliula, OHC’s for The Feast of Holy Cross – September 14, 2017
For all authentic spiritual teachers, their message is the same as their life; their life is their message. This strong emphasis on being saved by Jesus’ death allowed us to largely ignore Jesus’ way of life. All we really needed Jesus for was the last three days or three hours of his life. We still resist seeing the Cross as the pattern for life and a path for our own liberation. If we would imitate Jesus in practical ways, our consciousness would move toward love, nonviolence, justice, and inclusivity. Immature religion actually stalls people at early stages of magical and tribal consciousness, while convincing them that they are enlightened or saved. We generally prefer heavenly transactions to our own transformation.”. . .  The Holy Cross  Sermon Blog .

Chanting to the Lord – Our Capital Campaign

Holy Cross is never without chanting! Equally, the physical structures that support our life of prayer, worship, and service always need maintenance. Many projects are worthwhile, yet priorities must be set based on financial realities.

We’ve started a capital campaign to raise funds for worship, hospitality and sustainability projects. Please visit our Chanting to the Lord website to watch a video in which Brothers explain projects we believe will improve our shared life of worship, hospitality and, sustainability. Visitors to the monastery speak movingly about why Holy Cross matters, and how this work will allow us to serve many more. You’ll also find more information about our financial needs and news about the campaign.

Consider how you might support our efforts through prayer and in due time, make a financial gift. More questions? Please contact Br. Bernard Delcourt: BernardJeanDelcourt@gmail.com.  

A Random Image from Holy Cross

A Benedictine Monastery in the Anglican 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 Monastery 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 a well-loved retreat facility in the 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. Many monks see people in spiritual direction (a form of spiritual companioning).

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