The Crosiers in Onamia have a vibrant center for Crosier Religious Life at the gateway to the beautiful lakes region in central Minnesota. The community has been a vital part of Crosier presence in the United States since members of the Order came from Europe to stay in 1910. Our members serve in a variety of ministries, working as parish priests, retreat leaders and jail ministers, and the community is home to the Crosiers in formation.
Our ministry is contemplative in nature with a focus on having a presence within the larger community. The filial priory is located in one of the poorest counties in Minnesota, and we strive to bring consolation, security and spiritual presence to our neighbors. Our ministry in the Mille Lacs Healthcare System brings a communal sense to the lives of patients, workers, families and the community.
The Crosiers in Onamia worship at the priory church, 102 Crosier Drive North, as do the members of Holy Cross Parish.
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.
*Times subject to change for holidays, feasts and special Crosier filial priory schedules.
The Crosiers welcome prayer intentions, which may be mailed to the National Shrine of St. Odilia, P.O. Box 500, Onamia, MN 56359
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.
For more information about the Associates, email Marie Norman or call (320) 532-3103.
PO Box 500
Onamia, MN 56359