Come and See Weekends 2024 at Holy Cross Abbey

Welcome to
Holy Cross Abbey Whitland

Holy Cross Abbey is set on the side of a hill overlooking a broad valley with the Preseli Hills as a backdrop beyond. It is a place of peace and great natural beauty and provides a perfect environment for a monastic life of prayer and praise: a place of rest and refreshment for those who visit us. We are about 5 hours from London, 2 hours from Cardiff, by road or rail, but a million miles away if you compare the bustle of capital city with the gentle landscape of Pembrokeshire in West Wales.

Please Pray for Peace

Almighty father,
You are the Lord of history, and we place in your hands the distress of our times.

Do not allow war cries and threats to triumph,
but enlighten us that we may recognise the human family across the world as one family.

Welcome those who have died,
comfort those who mourn,
be with refugees and those driven from their homes,
heal the wounds of those injured in body and soul
and be close to all who seek to aid them.

Send your Holy Spirit over the earth,
the Spirit who defeats division,
who overcomes war.

Now, Lord, please come to our aid,
guide us into the way of peace, trusting always in
Your Word, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever,

Mass Times

Sunday 7th July
Fr Brett Adams Mass 9am

Tuesday 9th July
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 8am

Our Holy Father St Benedict Thursday 11th
& Friday 12th July
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 8am

Sunday 14th July
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 9am

*** Days not mentioned above
Eucharistic Service 8am

May God bless us all.

Weekly Thought

Benedict was very succinct in his instructions on silence.
He encourages us to moderate our speech and
to be particularly aware that those who accept their own discipleship do well to listen more than speak.
When we are eager to learn anything, we listen.
When we want very much to know the ways of God, we also listen.
“There are times,” counsels Benedict, “when we ought to refrain even from good words for the sake of silence” (Rule of St Benedict 6:2)…
Reflecting on this, we come gradually to see that speaking is a way of asserting control and avoiding receptivity.

Norvene Vest, No Moment too Small, pages 20 to 21