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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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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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RNC - What does it mean to make a commitment as an Associate of a religious community?

Podcast Recorded: April 8, 2011

This clip is from our Ask Sister podcast episode 067, recorded live on April 8, 2011. Hear the full podcast at AS067.

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RNC - In addition to the sisters, who are other members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth family?

Podcast Recorded: November 12, 2014

In this Random Nun Clip, Sisters Brenda Gonzales and Marie Flowers talk about how volunteers, associates, alums, donors, and staff are all part of the SCN family. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast episode AS163.

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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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RNC - What's the difference between lay ministry and ministry as a Sister of Notre Dame?

Podcast Recorded: August 29, 2013

This audio clip is from our Motherhouse Road Trip visit with the Sisters of Notre Dame-Toledo Province. Our guests: Sister Teresita Richards and Sister Mary Ann Culpert. 

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Why I love life as an Associate of the SSND Sisters

Blog Published: October 11, 2012

We welcome Kimberly Grady, a regular in the A Nun’s Life Community as today’s guest blogger. Kimberly shares her journey as an Associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.