The Companions of the Cross was founded in 1985 by Rev. Robert Bedard, CC. In 2003 we were established as a Society of Apostolic Life.
We are a Roman Catholic community of priests committed to living and ministering together as brothers in the Lord. God has called us to labour boldly for the renewal of the Church through a dynamic evangelization centered upon Christ crucified, who is God’s power and wisdom. Spurred on by the love of God, we desire all people to come into the fullness of life through a personal and ongoing encounter with Jesus Christ.
Learn more about our history, our beloved Founder, and our community of priests.
As Companions of the Cross we root ourselves in:
Jesus’s death on the Cross and Resurrection saved the world. Therefore, we fully commit ourselves to him; seek his will in all we do; and trust in his power to do it. Read more
We invite all people into an initial and ongoing encounter with Jesus. As we are transformed by his love, we bring about authentic renewal in the Church and world. Read more
SERVANTS OF THE CROSS
In June 2003, Sr. Anna Chan answered the call to found a sisterhood which would incarnate the spirituality that was given to Fr. Bob Bedard.
The heart of their mission is to spread the message of the Gospel through a dynamic evangelization. They feel called to labour boldly for the renewal of the Church that all people will come into fullness of life through a personal ongoing encounter with Jesus Christ.
As sisters in the Lord, they see their life together as a gift. They strive to build strong sisterly relationships with one another because it is in their commitment to their relationships from which their ministry of evangelization flows.
Although we are to be a body committed to the active ministry of the Church, we believe that we will be defined, not so much by the ministry we undertake, but rather by the quality of the life that we will live together. Before we will be able to do anything worthwhile for the Lord together, we will have to be something good together. (Fr. Bob Bedard, We are called to be Companions of the Cross, 1994)
Learn more about the Servants of the Cross. Visit their website at: www.servantsofthecross.ca