Lay Community

About Our Community

The Community of Jesus Crucified is a Catholic Private Association of the Christian Faithful of diocesan right. In 1986, it was canonically erected in the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana.

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The Community of Jesus Crucified conducts retreats at our retreat facility, Our Lady of Sorrows, in St. Martinville, Louisisana.


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24 hour Eucharistic Adoration is being held in the Assumption Chapel at the Community of Jesus Crucified

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Community members are committed to disseminating knowledge of the spiritual life to the laity and do so by conducting retreats and offering classes and workshops on the spiritual life.

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Our Lady of Sorrows Retreat Center,

St. Martinville Louisiana,

Mater Dolorosa Chapel 

No Cost and No Registration Required

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Teaching the Sacrament of Confession, THE 390 Spiritual Theology, 

Deacon Course, Mother Teresa Handouts, etc.

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Identity and Charism

The Community of Jesus Crucified has lay members, married and single, who live in their own homes, and Priests, Brothers, and Sisters who live a common life. Members of CJC bind themselves together to freely consecrate their lives in service of a suffering and wounded humanity. The joys and sufferings of its members are offered in union with the sufferings and passion of the Crucified Christ to the Father for the sake of the wounds of His Body, the Church. Members strive to live out the charism of the Community which is the fleshing out in their lay and consecrated lives the words of St. Paul, "In my own body, I make up for what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of His Body, the Church (Col. 1:24)." The Community recognizes Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, as the model lay contemplative and chooses her as the first and perpetual superior of the Community of Jesus Crucified.

Community of Jesus Crucified, 103 Railroad Avenue, St. Martinville, LA 70582  |  |  Tel: 337-394-6550