Companions of the Cross make history


OTTAWA – The March 19 episcopal ordination of Ottawa Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck marks a “coming of age” of the Companions of the Cross, an order that is not yet three decades old, says the order’s general superior.

“This is a first for us, to have a bishop named from among our number,” said Fr. Scott McCaig,the Companion’sGeneral Superior. “We’re getting a little older; we’ve come of age, so to speak.”

Fr. Bob Bedard, an Ottawa priest, founded the Companions in 1985 out of what had initially been a prayer group and support group for seminarians and priests that began informally in 1984. Read full article: Companions of the Cross make history

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