Our Fellow Companions
The Orthodox Community of Saint Brigid has fellow Religious Community apart of our ecclesiastical jurisdiction; these Religious Communities are open and affirming to all of Gods Children to be able to offer all genders access to traditional and inclusive Monastic and Religious life.
The Companions of the Holy Family
"And our mother nourish our family with your faith and your love keep us close to your son Jesus in all our sorrows and
joys Joseph foster father to Jesus guardian and spouse of Mary."
"While the Companions of the Holy Family is a new Religious Order, we are rooted in the tradition of the Community of the Holy Family, founded in 1896 in the Church of England. The Community of the Holy Family was founded by its foundress, Mother Agnes Mason. The Community of the Holy Family was a teaching order, and the most scholarly one in the Church of England. Greek was required and Hebrew encouraged for the Profession so they could tutor in the Lambeth Degree they helped start so women could have degrees in theology. They were also part of the Oxford Movement, creating an openness between Catholicism and Anglicanism!
In 2016, our Mother Superior studied under these Nuns. She took this knowledge, and being a huge champion of LGBTQ+ Rights and full inclusion in the Church, and with help of Convergent Christian Communion Leadership and a few other Sisters, helped form The Companions of the Holy Family!"
The Companions of the Holy Spirit
"A hermit said, ‘This is the life of a monk: work, obedience, meditation, not to judge others, not to speak evil, not to murmur. For it is written, “You who love God, hate the thing that is evil” (Ps. 97:10). This is monastic life: not to live with the wicked, not to see evil, not to be inquisitive, not to be curious, not to listen to gossip, not to use the hands for taking, but for giving; not to be proud in heart or bad in thought, not to fill the belly, in everything to judge wisely. That is the life of the true monk.’
-Sayings of the Desert Fathers
The Companions of the Holy Spirit is a religious order rooted in New Monasticism and open to Christians from all denominations. Our way of life is committed to loving God and neighbor, working and ministering within our local communities, and praying without ceasing.
Jesus said, "Come, follow Me" (Matthew 4:19). Our order is committed to the example of the early followers of Jesus, the Church at Pentecost, the early Christian monastics (such as the desert fathers/mothers), and contemporary New Monastic communities. We are an order open to all followers of the Way of Jesus Christ. We are welcoming to all, regardless of anyone’s denominational background, political party, class, race, gender, sexual orientation, or age. We are all one in Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Galatians 3:26-28, Colossians 3:11).