Companions Rule

The Companions of Saints Francis and Dominic, hereafter called the Companions, is a community of individuals who seek to live out the Evangelical Counsels of the Gospel, Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, in accord with the Franciscan and Dominican charisms.

Poverty – The Companions strive to place the acquisition of spiritual values over the pursuit of material possessions.  While recognizing the need for possessions, the Companions seek always to remember that materialism is detrimental to spirituality and that material goods are only a means to an end.

Chastity – The Companions strive to treat all of Creation and creatures in such a way as to cause no harm physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.  The Companions will follow the example set forth by the Savior and practice honesty, forthrightness and charity in all of their relationships and promote the universal citizenship of all of God’s People.

Obedience - The Companions are obedient to the spirit of the Gospel, the Rule of the Order, the collective voice of the member Companions, and to all duly delegated ministers superior.

Furthermore, the Companions are faithful to all the members of the Community in thought, word and gesture.

The Companions pray for each other daily and all those with whom they come in contact.

The Companions continually seek ways to share the unity, love, joy and life which God holds out to us in Christ, just as Saint Francis and Saint Dominic did.

The life of the Companions is adequately described in our Seraphic Father’s Admonition and Saint Dominic’s apostolate, “Preach the Gospel always and when necessary use words.”