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Who We Are

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 community of Catholic priests inviting people to know Jesus and empowering them to share Jesus.

“I see the Church waking up and coming explosively alive to the point where it, with the power of the Holy Spirit, will shake the earth and the nations with its dynamic presence. (Fr. Bob Bedard: Evangelization-A Challenge for the Catholic Church, pg. 10)”

Our priests preach the Word of God with passion, celebrate the sacraments with devotion, and lead with confidence.

Learn more about our history, our beloved Founder, and our community of priests.

As Companions of the Cross we root ourselves in:

A Life of True Brotherhood

  • We base ourselves on the model of Jesus and his disciples, who lived together, ministered together, and supported one another. Read more

A Spirituality of God’s power and wisdom

  • 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

A Mission of Evangelization and Renewal

  • 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

Introducing The Companions of the Cross


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