Fr Ben is a priest with the “Companions of the Cross” community and has a real heart for evangelization. Born and raised in Kenora, Ontario, he joined the Companions of the Cross community in 1993 and has completed degrees in Philosophy and Theology at Dominican College and St. Paul’s University in Ottawa. Fr Ben was ordained in Ottawa in 2001, and has over the past 19 years spent time in campus ministry, parish work, itinerant preaching and an evangelization centre in Houston, TX. He has also been helping establish a new community of religious sisters in Ottawa, the “Queenship of Mary” Community. Recently he has been invited to minister in leadership of the Charismatic movement in Ontario (CCRSO) and in the Archdiocese of Toronto (CCRC). Many have experienced healing, spiritual empowerment and a greater freedom in Christ as a result of his ministry! He is a spark the Lord uses to set hearts on fire!
About the Companions of the Cross…
Fr. Ben is a member of a new community of Roman Catholic priests called the “Companions of the Cross”. We were founded in Ottawa, Canada in 1985, and established as a society of Apostolic life in 2003.
We are committed to living and ministering together as brothers in the Lord. God has called us to labour for the renewal of the Church through a dynamic evangelization centered upon Christ crucified, who is God’s power and wisdom. Spurred on by the love of God, we desire all people to come into the fullness of life through a personal and ongoing encounter with Jesus Christ.
Out of love, we embrace a spirituality of God’s power and wisdom, a life of true brotherhood, and a mission of evangelization and renewal.
Check out the CC website to learn more about the history, our beloved Founder, and the community of priests.
To learn more check out our CC website at Companions of the Cross