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Lay Associates

The Role of Lay Associates in Religious Life

Blog Published: January 5, 2007

First things first … Lay affiliates or associates are women and men who wish to formally associate themselves with a religious community, their mission and spirituality. Not all congregations have associates, and those that do vary in the formation process and the degree to which associates can be involved in the life of the congregation.

AS185 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of St. Benedict, in Yankton, S. Dakota

Podcast Recorded: May 26, 2016

AS185 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 26, 2016. Our guests: Sister Bonita Gacnik and Sister Carol Jean Van Den Hemel of the Sisters of Saint Benedict.

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IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, diocesan hermit

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2011

IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, a diocesan hermit, recorded live on February 3, 2011. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Sister Laurel about about the life of a hermit, eremitical solitude, chronic illness, and more!

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IGF002 In Good Faith with Margaret Susan Thompson

Podcast Recorded: October 7, 2010

IGF002 In Good Faith with historian Dr. Margaret Susan Thompson recorded live on October 7, 2010. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Dr. Thompson about the history of U.S. Catholic sisters and nuns and find out some surprising things.

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AS164 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Benedict, Beech Grove, Indiana

Podcast Recorded: November 14, 2014

AS164 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 14, 2014. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Benedict, Beech Grove, Indiana. Topics include: a prayer-centered life, vow of conversion, hospitality.

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AS026 Ask Sister – adoration, spiritual direction, daily nun life, associates, holy days, genuflecting, and more!

Podcast Recorded: May 21, 2010

AS026 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 21, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: adoration, prayer, spiritual direction, daily nun life, associates, holy days, genuflecting, cleaning and cooking in the convent, and more!

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AS177 Ask Sister - Founders Day; Venerable Henriette Delille; cats, coffee and chapel veils

Podcast Recorded: November 18, 2015

AS177 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 18, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our guest, Sister Greta Jupiter, talks about Founders Day and Venerable Henriette Delille. We respond to a listener who asks if she wears a veil, will God listen better to her prayers.

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AS163 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky

Podcast Recorded: November 12, 2014

AS163 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 12, 2014. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, KY. Topics include: Catholic-Methodist path to SCNs, charity, humans as pray-ers, and more! 

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