Abbot Cyprian Bradley, O.S.B.

Abbot Holy Cross Abbey, Cañon City, Colorado (1926-1930)

Abbot Cyprian Bradley, O.S.B., was the first abbot of Holy Cross Abbey.

Holy Cross was a foundation of Saint Vincent Archabbey, created in 1886. It was raised to the status of an Abbey in 1925 and Cyprian Bradley was named its first abbot. He undertook a building program shortly after his election. A series of unforseen circumstances contributed to some hardships at the abbey, including issues with a building site, contractor and architect, followed by the financial crash of 1929. Abbot Cyprian was unable to overcome these issues and he submitted his resignation on February 4, 1931.