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About hermitsoftheholycross

The Hermits of the Holy Cross is a Contemplative Association for those who are permanently physically disabled and have become “home bound” to their local Church and are in need of continuous medical care. The Association of the Hermits of the Holy Cross is set-up in such a way that those who are ill and physically disabled can live out their monastic spirituality from their own home. We assist the Church and the world through our life of prayer and freely offering up our sufferings that stem from our disabilities. For the Hermits, our hermitage is within our heart and the Cross of Christ is life for us and for our world.

May We Share In The Divinity of Christ.. by bMark

In the Holy Liturgy at each Eucharistic celebration the priest, usually quietly, recites “by the mingling of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbles Himself to share in our humanity.” Christ … Continue reading

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A Deserted Place

In the Gospel of Mark it reads, “Rising very early before the dawn, Christ left and went off to a deserted place, where He would pray.” Before the dawn to a deserted place where He could commune with His Father. … Continue reading

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Into the Heart of Christ by bro. Mark

It’s been five months since I have last written a blog to you. We are still contending with Covid-19 here in the United States. In other countries throughout our world, the Coronavirus is also ticking up once again. Thank God … Continue reading

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God Chose Us In Him by b.Mark

“God chose us in him * before the world began to be holy * and blameless in his sight.” Ephesians 1:3 Let’s rejoice in God for He takes us in His loving arms whispering to us that we are His … Continue reading

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Eve Meets Our Blessed Mother

In this beautiful image, we see Eve sad and down trodden, the serpent, the epitome of evil, is wrapped around her leg signifying the human family is still chained to the trappings of this world. As Eve clings to the … Continue reading

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Please Pray for the Hermits of the Holy Cross

As we are asked to remain in our homes at this time, would you please say this prayer for us Hermits as we pray for you and for your family. Let’s take care of one another spiritually through prayer and … Continue reading

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Light In The Darkness

Dear Family, During this time of uncertainty, let’s hand our lives over to our Blessed Mother. She will keep us body and soul under the mantle of Her love. She will protect us and bring us closer to Her Son, … Continue reading

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An Open Invitation by bro.Mark

The Lenten Season is an open invitation by God to grow closer to the Sacred Heart of Christ Jesus. As Jesus was thrust into the desert for 40 days and forty nights, God calls you and I to enter into … Continue reading

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Canticle of the Sun

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Litany to the Sacred Heart

I created this Litany many years ago for YouTube so you will see where we use to be called the Hermits of St. Giles. Now, of course we are named Hermits of the Holy Cross which more closely reflects our … Continue reading

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