As a community of prayer and quiet, we welcome guests in their search for God and for finding purpose and meaning in their lives. All are welcomed as Christ, in the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict. If you wish to come for a visit, to share in the life of the Monastery, please fill out this linked form. Tell us the dates you would like to come, and we will let you know if it is possible for us to accommodate you. We normally limit guests to stays of not more than two weeks.
Woodville is located in east Texas near the Gulf coast and the Louisiana border. It is 90 miles northeast of Houston and 60 miles north of Beaumont. You can reach Woodville flying into Intercontinental (IAH) or Hobby (HOU) Airports in Houston.
By car you reach the Monastery on US 59 from Houston and by US 69 from the north and south. Holy Cross is approximately 2 hours from downtown Houston, 1½ hours from Intercontinental Airport, and 1 hour north of Beaumont.
The weather here in Woodville can be hot and humid in the height of summer, and is usually quite temperate during the rest of the year. Click on the chart for a closer view of the average temperatures during the year.
For current weather and a seven-day forecast at the Monastery, please click here.
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