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Come and See at Holy Cross Abbey, Whitland, West Wales. May 27-30th 2016
We are Cistercian Nuns who live a quiet life of prayer and work, in solitude and in community. We invite you to join us to experience Cistercian monastic life as lived today. You will share in the Divine Office, in our work, times of quiet prayer, and lectio divina. There will be opportunities to talk about God and to experience one of the many ways to answer God's call.
Celebrating 25 years in Wales, 26th January 2016
Mass and buffet with our Welsh friends and neighbours,
giving thanks for the last 25 years
We wish you all a very happy and blessed Christmas,
peace and joy for 2016
Our Continuing Thanks
Fr Owen and Fr Liam from St David & St Patrick in Haverfordwest who are very generous
in offering us at least two Masses each week.
We are very grateful and give thanks to God for their kindness.
For Sunday 17th & 24th unfortunately they are not able to be with us and therefore
we enlisted Bishop Tom's help.
Now we have a visit from our Abbott General Dom Eamon Fitzgerald and he will will be
celebrating Mass at 9 am on Sunday 17th May The Ascension Of the Lord
Update on Dom John Moakler’s health
Father John had a fall on 14th March resulting in a broken right hip and shoulder.
He was admitted to Glangwili Hospital and had surgery the following day.
A few days later, however there was some internal bleeding and his medical condition became critical.
Now several weeks later he is stable, though very frail and bed bound at present.
He was transferred from Glangwili Hospital to Llandovery Hospital for a 6 – 8 week programme of
rehabilitation on 21st April and is now at Tenby Cottage Hospital Ward, Park House.
He is himself, content and peaceful and fully in the Lord’s hands.
The Community at Holy Cross Abbey ask your continued prayer for Father John’s well being.
Reverend David Hammon
23.8.1948 - 15.6.2014
Our dear friend, the Vicar of St Peter's Church, Lampeter Velfrey, died peacefully at home on Trinity Sunday after a long illness.
His faith and courage enabled him to continue his ministry until the last few weeks.
May he come in joy to the Father's house where there is fullness of life in Christ and may Margoe, his wife, who cared for him so faithfully, be comforted.
We give thanks for a life well lived.
Requiescat in pace
At the Paschal Vigil our good friend Laura Evans was received into the Church. She was accompanied by her Mum Gill and her sponsor M. Christine,
Fr John and all the Community, alleluia. The photos were taken a few weeks later.
Celebrating Sr Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee
10th June 2014
A very happy day with a beautiful Mass and lunch, celebrated with friends.
Happy Easter Pasg Hapus
Wishing you every blessing and joy this Easter
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Au Revoir Benjamin
Benjamin a french student who worked with us for 3 weeks as a volunteer, thank you
Summer Fruits for Jam Making 2013
Sr Stephanie's Diamond Jubilee
On 2nd July we celebrated Sister Stephanie’s Diamond Jubilee of Monastic Profession, giving thanks for her fidelity to her monastic commitment over 60 years. We were joined by Brother Teilo of Caldey Abbey and Brother Martin of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey. After a Thanksgiving Mass, celebrated by our Chaplain, Dom John Moakler, dedicated to Our Lady of Peace, we went into holiday mode with lunch and a magnificent cake. A great day for all of us, including Jake, our old rescue cat, who Sister Stephanie looked after. And the post script? Jake died peacefully the day after the celebration. He was approximately 17 years old, stone deaf, arthritic and with one tooth, but plenty of character.
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11th June 2013
Celebrating Sr Jo's return from the Monastic Formators Course in Rome & Assisi
It is good to be back home after a wonderful course
Welcome to the Kiosk at the Gate
We sell our free range eggs, homemade jams, jellies, seville orange marmalade and christmas puddings