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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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.