HOLY CROSS MONASTERY

A CATHOLIC BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY OF MEN

905 North 9th Street     Silsbee, Texas   77656-3639

Telephone:  (409) 899 3554        Fax:  (409) 899 3558

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Ora et labora (pray and work), the motto of the Benedictines, stresses the importance of prayer and work, and the balance and interplay between the two.  Members of the monastic community are encouraged to work in jobs within their competence which do not conflict with community life and prayer.

conference center One of the main works of the community is to staff the Holy Family Retreat Center, a retreat center owned by the Diocese of Beaumont on 55 acres of pine woods in northwest Beaumont.  Due to Hurricane Harvey, the Retreat Center is closed for the forseeable future.

 

 

We also do a limited amount of individual spiritual direction on an appointment basis.  If you are looking for a spiritual director, please write to the Guestmaster here, and we shall be happy to arrange an individual appointment.