The Companions and Associates of OGS

Some Companions of OGS, photographed with brethren at General Chapter in 2019

Companions of OGS
Attached to the Oratory are Companions and Associates, who are an important part of the Oratory family. Companions 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 pray 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 Companions, they reflect the spirit of the Oratory Life.

Companions report quarterly to one of the professed brethren and where possible are invited to take part in local Chapter meetings and retreats. Those who wish to become Companions are invited to examine the Rule of Life and to try and live it for a few months before being formally admitted.

Associates of OGS
The Associates of the Oratory are those who wish to receive its annual report, newsletter and intercessions list, and to pray with and for the Oratory. They make no formal promise to follow a Rule of Life.

If you wish to find out more, please contact the Province of the Oratory where you live and they will put you in touch with the local Companions’ Secretary.

⇒ For Stories and Testimonies from some Companions and Associates of the Oratory, click here to visit the website of the European Province.

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.