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Welcome to the website of the International School of the Golden Rosycross Lectorium Rosicrucianum in the U.S. and English-speaking Canada. (For other countries please click on the option “international”.) . Discover topics, events and literature for people who want to know more about Rosicrucians and the background of their spiritual path

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History of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum

The beginnings of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum (LRC) date back to 1924 in the Netherlands with the work of the spiritual leaders, Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri. Today, the LRC is active in thirty-six countries.

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Catharose de Petri - Messenger of gnostic Christianity

Together with Jan van Rijckenborgh, Catharose de Petri (1902 -1990) held the spiritual leadership of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum. She fulfilled her own task in terms of spiritual development and the worldwide expansion of the work of the Spiritual School.

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Jan van Rijckenborgh - Rosicrucian and Hermetic Gnostic

Jan van Rijckenborgh’s real name was Jan Leene (1896-1968). As co-founder and spiritual leader of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum his life’s work was building, together with Catharose de Petri (1902-1990), the International School of the Golden Rosycross.

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The silent companion

The message of eternity is very close to everybody’s heart. So close that it is not generally recognized. In the heart there is a silent companion waiting to help in the search for it. But you have to trust in him. A report about a very personal relationship.

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Goal of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum

The Lectorium Rosicrucianum (LRC) is a gnostic spiritual school. The aim of this school is to achieve the original Christian initiation path of transfiguration. The pupils of the LRC are those who have a yearning for a spiritual renewal of life.

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Origin of the Rosicrucians

Where do the Rosicrucians come from, and who is Christian Rosycross? At the beginning of the 17th Century the term “Rosycross” was published in Europe in the classical Rosicrucian writings.

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Current organization of the LRC

The Lectorium Rosicrucianum has pupils and members in thirty-six countries, including many countries in Europe, South America, North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The head office of the international organization is located in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

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