Fr. André Crozier, CSV

Fr. André Crozier was born in 1946 in Courzieu (Rhône), France. After six years at the Louis Querbes Institute in Vourles, he entered the novitiate of the Clerics of St.Viator in 1964 and made his first vows in 1965. He trained at the “School of Catechists” in Lyon.

While serving as secretary at the service of the Louis Querbes Institute and the province of Vourles in France, Fr. Crozier was member of several Provincial Councils (1986-1991, 1999-2006) before serving as Assistant Provincial (2003-2006).

Fr. Crozier began his ministry when he was ordained a priest in 1979, after his studies at the Saint-Irénée Seminary. His first assignment was as a parish priest, a ministry he held for 27 years, first in Chessy and Châtillon d’Azergues (1979-1986) and then in the parishes of Charly and Millery (1986-2002), Vernaison (1990-2002) and Vourles (2000-2002).

In 2002, following a decision by Cardinal Louis-Marie Billé, Archbishop of Lyon, these four older parishes of Charly, Millery, Vernaison and Vourles became the new Sainte-Blandine-du-Fleuve Parish. Fr. Crozier was its first pastor (2002-2006).

He was appointed vice-postulator in advancing the beatification of Fr. Louis Querbes (2004-2014), then again in 2019.

Since 2006, he has served with three different Superior Generals, as a member of the General Council. Currently, Fr. Crozier serves as Secretary General of the Congregation.