Companions of OGS

Each Province of the Oratory also includes Companions, who are an important part of the Oratory family. Companions, after a period of probation, promise to keep a Rule of Life, based on the Rule observed by the professed brethren. They seek to attend the Eucharist on Sundays and some weekdays, to give a generous amount of time to prayer regularly, to spend time in retreat and to be regular in alms-giving, confession and praying for the Oratory. Companions also read and study the Seven Notes as, although they don’t apply in every detail to the Companions way of life, they reflect the spirit of the Oratory Life.

Companions are warmly invited to join the professed brethren for College, Provincial and General Chapter and report on their observance of the Rule once a quarter to one of the brethren.

If you wish to know more, or to test your calling to be a Companion of the Oratory – please contact the Companions Secretary in your province, their email addresses can all be found here.

Companions with Fr Christopher
Fr Christopher, OGS with some of the Companions of the European Province at Provincial Chapter in 2017.
Some Companions renewing their commitment to the Companion’s Rule at General Chapter in Cambridge (2013)

God of peace, you raised from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ,
the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant.
Help us to know him as our Lord, to listen to his voice,
and to follow him wherever he leads;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.