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Love must act as light must shine and fire must burn
Fr. James Otis Sargent Huntington, founder of the Order of the Holy Cross

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The Associates of the Order of the Holy Cross ...

The Associates of the Order of the Holy Cross were first instituted in 1887, just 3 years after the founding of the order. Since that time the Associates have been a vital part of the life, work, and vision of the Order.

Associates live under The Associates Rule, which they adapt and interpret in consultation with a member of the community or their Spiritual Director. In this way the rule can be tailored very specifically to your life and circumstances. We believe this helps each person to grow in the spirit and in their own gifts. This is very much in keeping with the Order of the Holy Cross and with the very practical wisdom of our Benedictine identity.

The Associates Rule has five parts: General Principles, Core Values, Practical Disciplines, Spiritual Tools, and Requirements of Membership.

If you are interested in spiritual growth and in a more ordered spiritual life, then you may wish to consider becoming an Associate.

South Africa
Br. Daniel Ludik, OHC
Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery
PO Box 6013, Grahamstown 6141, South Africa
Tel: 046-622-6465

East of the Mississippi
Br. Ronald Haynes, OHC
Holy Cross Monastery
PO Box 99, West Park, NY 12493
Tel: 845-384-6660 ext. 3011

Br. Christian Swayne, OHC
Holy Cross Priory
204 High Park Avenue, Toronto Ontario, Canada M6P 2S6
Tel: 416-767-9081

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