A priory is a place of sustenance, refuge and rest; in short, a home. It is where we can all interact, draw strength and find respite. It is how countless generations of Crosiers have lived and served. Yet today, we are housed in four separate residences, falling short of the vision found in the Rule of St. Augustine that governs community life and limiting the ability to increase pastoral presence. This is why we have initiated a $3 million campaign to build the Crosier priory.
The campaign theme, A Place to Live; A Mission to Serve, underscores the intertwined nature of a priory. It speaks to our commitment to touch suffering with hope as we build a home in the heart of where we serve. Why now? The answer is simple—it is vital that our Crosier presence grow and thrive.
To grow, we need room to expand. Currently, we are at capacity in four different residences. More Crosiers are needed to serve the spiritual needs of an ever-growing population, and we cannot accommodate them. To thrive, Crosiers are inviting a new generation to join the Order and must share an authentic expression of community life steeped in our spirituality of the Cross. For those discerning a vocation, the experience of priory life is essential.
Building the priory is far more than assembling bricks and mortar; we are constructing a vital future for Crosiers and the Church. By building a place to live, we build a place to thrive for decades to come to serve others.