The Crosier Community of Phoenix lives and prays together in their priory located in the Biltmore area of central Phoenix. The Crosiers serve as associate pastors and provide weekend assistance in the Diocese of Phoenix. They are involved in a number of apostolates, including campus ministry, immigration assistance, jail ministry, spiritual direction, visiting memory care patients, and other ministries that serve the Church.
Lenten Crosier Taizé Prayer Around the Cross - Phoenix
Join the Crosier Community of Phoenix for their Taizé Prayer Around the Cross during the Lenten season. Taizé Prayer is a meditative, communal prayer that begins with the singing of simple and repetitive songs, without many words. The worship is quiet and reflective to create a prayerful environment that helps people draw closer to God and the place of the cross.
This style of prayer is one way the Crosiers express a communion with the crucified Christ, with people who suffer and are in need of healing, and with all those who gather. The focus of Taizé is on Christ and the cross, reconciliation, and prayers for the suffering throughout the world. The one-hour prayer will be held at various parishes throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, beginning Feb. 20. Click here for dates and parish locations. All are welcome!
Lenten Crosier Spiritual Exercises
Are you wondering how well you’re using the gifts God has given you? Are you searching for God’s plan in your life? This five-week retreat is designed to examine one’s personal experience of the Cross and identify challenges to conversion and growth. Led by Fr. Stephan Bauer, osc, participants learn to face personal challenges with courage and embrace the promise of healing, freedom and hope offered by the Cross. This retreat can help you know God better in your life, see a path to holiness, and become freer for the things God calls you to be and do. Feb. 26-March 26 at the Crosier Province Headquarters in Phoenix. Registration is required. More at www.crosier.org.
Caminando Juntos (Walking Together)
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers, in collaboration with the Diocese of Phoenix, are presenting a special two-day symposium for Latino lay leaders to raise awareness, educate and lay a foundation for future spiritual accompaniment in the Latino community. The program features a distinguished panel of speakers, informative and interactive group discussions and much more. The symposium will be Sat.-Sun., April 25-26 at Xavier College Preparatory High School in Phoenix. Registration is required. Details at www.crosier.org.
The Association of the Companions of the Holy Cross is comprised of Catholic men and women, single and married, who wish to deepen their baptismal commitment through the inspiration of the Crosier way of life.
The Companions, a group connected with the Crosier Community of Phoenix, embrace fellowship with other Companions and Crosiers, establish a daily rhythm of prayer in the spirit of the liturgy, and provide acts of service in response to human and religious needs.
The Companion program began in 2008, and the first group of candidates made their commitment in March 2009. Since then, the association continues to grow under its second director, Fr. Stephan Bauer, osc. Companion life and service are guided by the Companion Constitutions, which were approved by the Crosier Order. The Constitutions are an inspirational document, naming the values of the Crosier tradition and providing guidance for living by them.