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crosier

, crozier
1. a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
2. the tip of a young plant, esp a fern frond, that is coiled into a hook

crosier

bishop’s staff signifying his ruling power. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 21]
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To further ensure accountability, the Crosiers have taken the following additional steps.
Crosiers established a presence in the United States in 1910.
Father Carkhuff added, "Even though this investigation is complete, we continue to encourage anyone who knows or suspects that a Crosier, or one of our employees or volunteers, has been involved in sexual misconduct, to contact me or a member of our newly formed First Contact Team.
CONTACT: David Kostik for Crosier Fathers and Brothers Province, +1-651-486-7456
He was killed by the Crosiers with 33 blows and it is said that pillow cases were used to later carry away the parts of his body.
I have not found concrete evidence that the Crosiers influenced their neighbours and patrons, but the opposite seems to have been the case.
Ironically, the French Crosiers did not last long enough to be closed down by the leaders of the French Revolution.
When the Crosiers were closed down in the late 1760s, their library was catalogued before it was sold.