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Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross (O.R.C.)

Also known as: Orden der Regularkanoniker vom Heiligen Kreuz (Deutsch) / Orden de los Canonigos Regulares de la Santa Cruz (español) / Canonici Regolari della Santa Croce (Fratelli dalla Croce) (Italiano) / Ordem dos Cônegos Regulares da Santa Cruz (Português) / Ordo Canonicorum Regularium Sancæ Crucis (latine)

Type: Order of Canons Regular of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Patron Saint: Saint Odilia of Cologne

Statistics: 12 houses, 140 members (80 priests) (2017)

Address: Via Casale Vecchio di Aguzzano 85, 00137 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.82.00.32.61

Website: Link

History


Superiors

Prior General:GermanyFr. Thomas Joachim Welz, O.R.C.Fr. Thomas Joachim Welz, O.R.C. (2002.09.25 – ...)
Prior General:PortugalBishop João Pereira Venâncio, O.R.C. (1980 – 1984.06)
Founder:PortugalFr. Teotónio (later Saint) (1131.06.28)

Living Bishops (1 Bishop)

KazakhstanBishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C. (59)Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C. (59), Titular Bishop of Celerina and Auxiliary Bishop of Most Holy Mary in Astana (Kazakhstan)


Deceased Bishops (1 Bishop)

1985: PortugalBishop João Pereira Venâncio, O.R.C., Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) and Prior General of Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross


as of 2020.07.07

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