Our Order strives to blend the best of ancient/traditional and contemporary forms of religious life, especially new monasticism. We do not strive for uniformity, but rather for unity, by stressing principles that create a solid foundation of living religious life, rather than handing down rules and requirements that regulate it. Each Companion is encouraged to interpret his/her own vision of their religious vocation in the light of The Founding Document.

The Order is Christian and ecumenical, and though not affiliated to any denomination, it stands in the catholic tradition of religious communities throughout the centuries. Our personal understanding and relationship with Jesus the Christ is thus nourished in community, as well as celebrated in the denomination of each Companion’s choice.

Identifying with our particular charism of ecumenism expressed in a religious life outside any denominational strictures, the Order unanimously chose Roger of Taize as our community’s patron saint, naming him blessed.

For the sake of the Kingdom