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Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross



Crosier History
Documents and other Resources


Below are official documents, as well as books and articles, related to the history of the Crosiers.


750 Years of the Crosiers: Five Turning Points in the Tradition and Renewal of the Order of the Holy Cross by Dr. Roger Janssen, OSC
  • Since 1248, the Order of the Holy Cross has frequently changed its outlook. Four important turning points were encountered and some with more difficulty than others. Through each of these turning points, the passage led to a deep reflection on the ideal of the Crosiers and on the forms of work needed to realize that ideal…At this time, the order is confronted with a fifth turning point. Published in 1998, on the occasion of the 750 years since the official recognition of the Order by the Holy See.

Jacques Dubois: Crosier Prior General at Clairlieu 1778-1796 by Emile Fontaine, OSC
  • The story of the last prior general at Crosier priory of Clairlieu. Translation into English by Michael Cotone, O.S.C.

Crutched Friars and Croisiers: The Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross in England and France
  • Michael Hayden PhD has published a number of articles about aspects of the history of the Crosiers in England and France. This book is the result of a life-time of interest in the Crosiers. It contains two substantial chapters which present the history of the Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross in England and France.