Holy Cross Monastery - West Park
in 1904, Holy Cross Monastery is the oldest monastery of the
Order of the Holy Cross.
The monastery is nestled on twenty-six magnificent acres on
the West Bank of the Hudson River.
The Monastery's central ministry is that of hospitality. As
a community of prayer and worship, part of our service to
the world includes hospitality. And for
us that means that we are called to share the bounties that
God has entrusted to us with those who seek to discover the
divine presence in their lives. At Holy Cross, we encourage
you to enter into a time of prayer and reflection, renewal
and re-creation and explore the spiritual dimension of your
that you cannot explore the spiritual dimension alone. As
Incarnational Christians we believe the spiritual and material
are joined. Therefore issues that confront our world, war
and peace, health care, racism, addictions of all types, medical
ethics as well as programs that address the issues of spiritual
practice are addressed in programs conducted by the
monastic community &/or outside professionals with expertise,
firmness of faith and compassion for God's creation.
emphasis we believe is in line with our commitment to genuinely
listen and respond to each other and our world and to use
whatever power we have individually or corporately for the
sake of justice.
addition to the Guesthouse Ministry that is known far and
wide within the American Church, the monastery is also the
house of formation in North America for the Order. It is here
that men discerning their vocation to monastic life are introduced
to the OHC understanding of Benedictine monastic life as the
total integration of worship and work, liturgical prayer and