Order of the Holy Cross Formation



Do you feel a calling to consecrate yourself to God, in the spirituality of the Opus Angelorum?
Do you want to follow Jesus in religious life, in the Order of the Holy Cross?
Would you like to serve as a priest or a brother in our community?
We would like to assist you in your vocation discernment, to discover the will of God for your life.

You are welcome to Contact Us



- committed, active Christian life
- Age limit: 18 to 35 years old
- physically and emotionally fit
- at least high school graduate


Our formation

In our formation program, the spiritual formation (prayer and spirituality) takes an important role, besides the human, intellectual and pastoral formation.


In the Philippines, we have several months of aspirancy, followed by at least one year of postulancy. During this time we get to know Our Lord Jesus especially through Eucharistic adoration, contemplation and the Passio Domini. We also get to know ourselves in community life.

St. Raphael's Priory, situated in the beautiful nature of Zambales, offers good condition for a vocation to grow in silence and prayer, work and community life.


The novitiate is in Brazil, together with novices from other countries, and lasts one year.

The philosophical and theological studies are at our seminary in Brazil










Formation house „Mosteiro de Belém” in Brazil









Seminary of the ORC in Brazil


see international OA website for prayers for the priests and priest adoption program (www.opusangelorum.org)