Our New Abbess Mother Joanna

Our former Abbess, Mother Christine, resigned as she reached the retirement age in December 2021. The community is grateful for her 16 years of service.

In the light of the Holy Spirit, on 12th January 2022 the feast of St Aelred, the community elected Mother Joanna as the new Abbess.

The election went very well, we give thanks to Dom Joseph Delargy our Father Immediate for his presiding, Sr Anne Reddington and Sr Marcella Logue of the Sisters of Mercy at Llanelli as witnesses, and Fr Liam Bradley as the notary.

Mother Joanna's ministry began with a joyful celebration dinner. May God grant her all the wisdom and strength to lead the community into a new era.

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Mass Times

Sixth Sunday of Easter 22nd May
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 9am

Tuesday 24th May
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 8am

Ascension of the Lord Thursday 26th
& Friday 27th May
Fr Liam Bradley Mass 8am

Seventh Sunday of Easter 29th May
Canon Pius Augustine Mass 3pm***

*** Days not mentioned above
Eucharistic Service 8am

Following the guidelines from the Church,
wearing face coverings is optional from Sunday 20th March 2022.

***Please note that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains dispensed.

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We Welcome Fr Liam Our New Chaplain

Fr Liam Bradley formerly Parish Priest of Haverfordwest has moved into a new role as part-time Chaplain to the Dyfed & Powys Police, whilst remaining a part-time chaplain to Withybush Hospital. He has also become our part-time chaplain. We wish Fr Liam well in all his new roles and we give thanks for God’s providence.

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An Article Published in the National Catholic Register

An Article about our monastic life was published on 1st March 2021 in the National Catholic Register. Please download and read.

Welsh Contemplatives Speak From Their Silence

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Sr Usia's Solemn Profession

On 13th November 2020, Feast of all Saints who lived under the Rule of St Benedict, Sister Usia made her Solemn Profession.

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Father Michael Hart's retirement

We give thanks for his ministry and friendship during the last four years, and we wish him a very happy retirement...

Fr Michael will celebrate his last Mass at Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday 16th August 2020 at 9am.

Deo Gratias.

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In Memory of Father Richard Adam OCSO 1930-2020

Fr Richard was the first chaplain at Holy Cross Abbey, Whitland 1991 – 2001, and joined in the work required to convert the former motel into a monastery...

Fr Richard died peacefully on Friday 22nd May 2020 at Mount St Bernard may he rest in peace.

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In Memory of Father John Moakler OCSO 1927-2020

Fr John was our well beloved chaplain from 2001 – 2015, when following a fall with severe injuries and complications, he returned to his community Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire ......

A few weeks ago Fr John seemed not so well and stayed in bed. On Tuesday 7th April the community gathered for the prayers of the dying and at 6am Wednesday 8th April he died in his sleep. May he rest in peace, join the heavenly throng and the Lord he loved and served.

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