Twenty-two stained glass windows, designed by Robert Pinart in 1955, line the church walls and tell the story of how St. Odilia’s martyrdom is entwined with the history of the Crosiers.
The Associates of the Crosier Priory in Onamia are Christian women and men rooted in their baptismal commitment. They dedicate themselves to creating a community intent on God that experiences the timeless treasures of hope, joy and new life by embracing the Cross.
A person can become a Crosier Associate through invitation from or contact with a Crosier or Associate; by meeting with the director of the Crosier Associates; after personal reflection and prayer during a period of inquiry, while exploring the life of the Crosiers and Associates; by requesting to become a candidate and, together with other candidates, seriously explore, embrace and integrate the Crosier charism into one’s life; and through continued discernment and prayer.
The period of candidacy (generally one year) concludes with one’s request to become a Crosier Associate through a formal commitment.
The annual enrollment for Crosier Associate candidates takes place in late September. Prior to this enrollment is a period of inquiry that can take one to six months, tailored to the needs of the individual.