The Associates of the Order of the Holy Cross were first instituted in 1887, just 3 years after the founding of the order. Since that time the Associates have been a vital part of the life, work, and vision of the Order. ...

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The Christian life is a continual discovery of Christ in new and unexpected places.
- Thomas Merton, Cistercian monk of the 20th Century

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[August 2018] Re-opening of Monastery Guest House
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Monastery Guest House is Open once again. Read More

[July 2018] Latest Issue of Uxolo Updates
The latest issue of our e-newsletter, Uxolo Updates, has been sent out to those on our e-mail subscriber list. Read It Here

[January 2018] Closure of Monastery Guest House
Please note that the Monastery Guest House is Closed until further notice. You are still most welcome to join us in the Chapel for prayer at the usual times.

[December 2017] Updated Donations Information
Unfortunately, we can no longer accept online donations via this website, for the time being.

Please note that our US investment is now managed by the Nolan Group of Merrill Lynch. The information on the Donations page has been updated accordingly. Read More

[January 2017] Sermons
The texts of some recent sermons preached by members of the monastic community are available on this website. Read More

[June 2016] Uxolo Newsletter
The newsletter of Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery is available for downloading from this website. Read More

[May 2014] South African monastery builds community, locally and globally
Matthew Davies of the Episcopal News Service has produced a video showing aspects of our life and work. Watch the Video

[July 2013] News by eMail
We have opened an account with Everlytic, which will enable us to stay in touch with you by sending you our news by email. Subscribe

[Feb 2012] The Blessing and Dedication of Holy Cross School
The Blessing and Dedication of Holy Cross School took place on Saturday the 4th of February ... Read More

[Jan 2012] A First Day for All of Us
It was clearly a first day filled with anticipation as we waited for the school bus to pull up ... Read More

[Jan 2012] The Monastery Shop
The monastery now has a shop ... Read More

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