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Who are the Crosiers?

We are Crosiers—vowed men called to embrace and proclaim the Cross of Jesus Christ through our lives of community, prayer, and ministry to help the people of God find hope in suffering and joy in the midst of struggle. We are members of the Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross, one of the Roman Catholic Church’s oldest Orders of religious men. Our dedication to the Spirituality of the Cross is rooted in the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 

We Crosiers, Living Together for God Alone, follow the Rule of St. Augustine in our community life. That community life, along with our fidelity to the public celebration of the liturgy of the Church and our rich contemplative prayer life Next Generation of Crosiers Jan2019form a substantial part of our ministry to the Church. Our modeling of unity, love, and reconciliation together through the ups and downs of our communal lives creates a living ministry and witness to the world. Crosiers actively minister to the various needs of the Church and society, working in education, chaplain service, pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, jail ministry, immigration services and elder care.

The U.S. Conventual Priory of the Holy Cross is headquartered in Phoenix, with two Crosier communities located in Onamia, Minnesota, and Phoenix. The international headquarters is in Rome, and Crosiers also live and serve in several locations in the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Indonesia.