Br. Andrew Colquhoun – RIP

Details for Br. Andrew’s funeral will be updated on a dedicated page.

Br Andrew was born outside Glasgow, Scotland. After his father’s death, his mother emigrated with him to the U.S. Here he completed education, including seminary, and was ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He returned to Scotland and served in various parishes, met Helen and the two were married. They emigrated together to the U.S. Two sons, Rob and John came into their lives. But Andrew came to understand that married life was not his vocation and he and Helen separated. Andrew was drawn to the Episcopal Church, where he was ordained Priest in 1984. He also began a relationship with Holy Cross Monastery and was life professed in 1994. Andrew thrived in monastic life and was particularly passionate about issues of justice and the work of sobriety. He never lost his love of Scotland and was deeply drawn to Celtic spirituality.


A sermon for Pentecost

by Br. Randy Greve, OHC

When I was a boy growing up in a Southern Baptist church, one of the songs we learned was “this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.” I think the idea comes from Jesus’ statement that we are the light of the world and that we are not to hide our light under a basket. It reminds me of sayings like “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness” and other such ditties that are designed to inspire me to do my… 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.