are a Benedictine Order committed to a spiritual Life and service to the
people of God. Our ministry is not defined by the presence or absence of
parishes but by the work we do in the community and as our role in being
a Missional Church.
England Diocese and the Canadian Maritime Provinces
The RcCI is an independent
catholic church community which is part of over 100,00 members and nearly
150 jurisdictions in the United States, and over two million members
worldwide. Its tradition stems from
the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands which arrived in this country at
the end of the 19th Century. It is a church which has a strong
history of being open and inclusive to all individuals - regardless of gender
or orientation. Though not paying allegiance to the pope or the
Vatican, it is "catholic" in its sacraments, liturgy, creeds and
order of ministry - which includes the ordination of women as both
deacons and priests - and is respectful of the faith and practices of the
Roman Catholic Church as well as faith communities of other Christian
traditions and world religions. Our presiding bishop for the RcCI is
located in Cumberland RI. Our new Bishop for the New England Diocese will be
announced this summer. (The RcCI is a Rhode Island non-profit corporation.)
GOD-Many Names / ONE
SON - Many Paths / ONE
TRUTH - Many Faiths
Most Rev. Andre L. Gregoire
Chaplain: Taunton State Hospital
St. Benedict Interfaith Christian Fellowship
Rev. Jaye Moore
Rev. Fr. Lenny Nelson
Chaplain: Taunton Police Dept.
Co-Founder: Silver City Teen Center
Unus Deus Ministries
Re. Thadius Platt
Mary Magdalene Catholic Mission
Rev. William F. Duer
St. John of the Cross Ministry
Rev. Charles "Chuck" Rose
Chaplain: Taunton State Hospital
Vets House, New Bedford, MA
C Rose Ministries
Rev. Reno Favretto
On Eagle's Wings Interfaith Ministry, Nova Scotia
Eagle's Wings Interfaith Ministry, Nova Scotia
to follow the teachings
of Jesus Christ through the ancient church He founded. Guided through prayer and
by the Holy Spirit we use our time, talents and resources to minister
the needs of all His people without prejudice.
The Reformed catholic Church International
is a ministry dedicated in service to our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been called
by Him to serve you, our brothers and sisters, who, though are professed Christians,
yoke themselves to a particular church or denomination.
Therefore, our calling is to
serve those in need of ministerial services, be it a baptism, marriage,
internment service, communion, pastoral
counseling or simply, reconciliation with our Lord.
our Lord’s Apostles, our ministry is not tied to a geographical or community
boundary, we make it very simple,
you call, we serve!
Reformed catholic Church International Inc., like our Brethren of the Ecumenical Catholic Communities
Phoenix, AZ, fully agree in spirit, to their stated principle:
“Our open and
inclusive catholic denominations are a place to grow, a place to heal, and a
place to return to the sacraments. Here you can live a full spiritual and
liturgical life, regardless of your marital status, gender, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, finances, or matters of conscience. We invite you to
join us in our ministry of Christ's reconciling Love."
at RcCI we have taken it one step further, “Do not judge, lest ye be
international denomination we are fully ecumenical and fully Christian in all aspects.
As a legitimate Church, our Clergy possess valid Holy Orders and our Presiding
Bishop Andre L. Gregoire was consecrated in direct Apostolic Succession to the
Apostle Peter through the Duarte-Costa line as well as all the clergy of the
RcCI. We are considered independent Christians, born again from the ancient
church that our Lord Jesus Christ founded and independent from Rome. We
respect the Vatican and the Pope who is considered the first bishop equal among
bishops, but are not governed by it.
Welcome to the internet presence of the
Order of Contemporary Benedictines (OCB), an independent religious
order inspired by the rule of St. Benedict of Nursia and a ministry of the
Reformed catholic Church International.
We are a religious order of contemplatives,
building our individual practices on tools given to us by St. Benedict. Our
practice takes root in the same beginnings as other Benedictine monasteries;
however the OCB expresses spirituality in a more contemporary way.
Our members are free to live and work in the world
and to minister as they feel called. For example, some serve as chaplains,
counselors, teachers and musicians. The guiding principle behind this is
to "be in the world, but not of it." We believe that many are
called to live a contemplative life, in service to God and neighbor, however
cannot express it in the traditional way of living in a monastery. We believe
that God's call is just as strong and just as valid for those who have
responsibilities and vocations to families, careers and occupations but
are unable to live a celibate life in a cloistered community.
Anyone, male or female, who feels called by
God and inspired to contemplative prayer without leaving the challenges of
the world behind, may find a spiritual home with the OCB. No judgements.
No discrimination. Just love, acceptance and fraternity in the name
of our Lord.
We welcome you to explore the pages on this
website and invite you to send us an email expressing a prayer request or simply
to let us know that you stopped by.
Rev Ted Platt
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Clergy are members of the:
4-1-06 - Rev. Taylor and Rev.
Andre L. Gregoire's Consecration as Bishop
4-21-07 - Rev. Lenny Nelson's
1-13-08 - Rev's Platt, Rev.
Duer's Incardination & Rev Midura & Rev. Rose's Ordination
5-17-08 - Rev. Reno Favretto's Ordination
3-21-09 - Rev. Majorie