A Community of Contemplative Benedictine Monks in the City
The Monastery of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic, contemplative Benedictine Monastery of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation. We are an Archdiocesan pilgrimage site for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Continuing a centuries-old tradition, we live according to the Rule of St. Benedict, seeking God through a life of prayer, silence, work and hospitality. The Monastery was established in the Chicago Archdiocese at the invitation of Cardinal Bernardin in 1991. In 2011, the Monastery was elevated to the status of independent priory by Abbot President Bruno Marin, OSB.