St. Croix, Fr. Ben

What was your background before you joined the CC?
I was born  in Kenora, Ontario, which is  a small town in northwestern Ontario on Lake of the Woods. I grew up in a Catholic home and was raised in the faith with regular Mass attendance. During my teen years I became caught up ‘in the world’ and drifted away from God until my early twenties. I rediscovered his faith, after being evangelized by my father, who is currently a deacon. 

What led you to join this community?
As I began sharing his re-conversion story, it became evident that God was calling me into a deeper relationship. My aunt was instrumental in guiding me towards the Companions of the Cross. The Lord provided an opportunity to speak with Fr. Bob, who quickly discerned that the Companions of the Cross was a good fit. I joined the CC community in 1993.

What kind of ministry are you doing now?
I am currently serving as the pastor of St. Maurice parish in Ottawa, ON.