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Veritas et Caritas

St. Willibrord Priory

St. Willibrord Priory is a religious community of priests, oblates and associates dedicated to a life of contemplation, study and teaching.




Membership in the Order is open to all baptized Christians who profess the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, including clergy and laity, married or celibate.



Since St. Willibrord was himself a Benedictine monk, the spiritual life of the Order is founded upon the Rule of St. Benedict.




As a community of scholars, St. Willibrord Priory is particularly devoted to an intellectual life that aspires to the contemplation of God and engagement with the modern world. As such, most of the members of the Order are scholars, professors and teachers, teaching in colleges, universities, seminaries and high schools.



The Priory is governed by the Prior who is an Old-Catholic prelate.


On September 15, 2018, the Priory was recognized as a distinct Old-Catholic Religious Order by our Episcopal Patron, His Grace, The Most Rev. Lamido A. Buba, Archbishop of Kaduna, Dean of the Church of Nigeria and Bishop of Wusasa of the Church of Nigeria of the Anglican Communion. Inspired by the 1931 Bonn Agreement between Anglicans and Old-Catholics, it is the only Old-Catholic religious order in the worldwide Anglican Communion that exists as an ecclesial expression of the full Communion between Anglican and Old-Catholics. 

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