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,
Amen.

Mass Times

Second Sunday of Lent 25th February
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 9am

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th February;
St David Friday 1st March
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 8am

Third Sunday of Lent 3rd March
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 9am

*** Days not mentioned above
Eucharistic Service 8am

May God bless us all.

Weekly Thought

Now it appears to me that the requests of the heart relate to three objects,
besides which I know of nothing that the elect ought to pray for.
Two of these objects belong to the present life,
namely, the goods of the body and the goods of the soul;
whilst the third, viz., a blissful immortality, appertains to the life to come.
Do not be surprised, my brethren, to hear that the goods of the body are to be solicited of God,
for every kind of good, material as well as spiritual, must be the gift of His bounty.
Of Him, therefore, we must ask and expect all that is necessary to support us in His service.
Nevertheless, we should pray more often and more earnestly for the necessities of our souls,
that is to say, for the gifts of grace and virtue.
So too must we pray with all devotion and with the utmost intensity of desire for the crown of eternal life
which includes the complete and perfect beatitude of both soul and body.

St. Bernard’s Sermons for the Seasons & Principal Festivals of the Year, Vol. II, page 100