We renew our
votes in 2024
To continue praying and working in favor of souls and their salvation.
We invite our faithful and benefactors to assist us in this ongoing work, especially in the construction of our new church, which will require redoubled efforts from our monks.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has accompanied us until now, collaborating with the order of N. P. S. Bento.
Photo: building of our celerary and old library, in the upper part of the monastery, in the 1990s.
The Holy Cross Monastery is a Benedictine religious community that maintains the letter of the Holy Rule and the internal customs as bequeathed to us by the millenary history of the Order of Saint Benedict. We pray and work above all to honour God, following the monastic spirit "that in all things God may be glorified", "Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus".
D. Marcel Lefebvre and his foundation
For every time of crisis, God raises up valiant defenders for his Church. Faced with the Second Vatican Council, licitly called World War III by so many thinkers, the courage of some bishops to denounce errors and keep intact the Sacred Deposit of Faith must be considered essential so that the Mass of Always can have its continuity.
One of these valiant bishops was Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
D. Castro Mayer, the Lion of Campos
Brazil was blessed with countless bishops who defended the Holy Tradition in the face of conciliar liberalism, coordinated around Coetus Internationalis Patrum.
And if our country was graced at that historic moment, once again it would be with the history of the Diocese of Campos dos Goytacazes and its courageous bishop, D. Antônio de Castro Mayer, prelate who until his death remained firm in defending the Catholic Doctrine of Always .