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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.

AS080 Ask Sister – Internet Mass, veil or no veil for church women, oblates and associates and how they’re different, the kindom of God

Podcast Recorded: August 4, 2011

AS080 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on August 4, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: Internet Mass, veil or no veil for church women, the difference between oblates and associates, the kindom of God, and more!

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AS068 Ask Sister – making your own scapular, opposing human trafficking, becoming a nun, the Stations of the Cross

Podcast Recorded: April 15, 2011

AS068 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 15, 2011, at the Motherhouse of the Racine Dominicans. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: making your own scapular, opposing human trafficking, becoming a nun, the Stations of the Cross.

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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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Universal human desire for the Divine — reflections on Associate Covenant ceremony

Blog Published: March 30, 2011

Yesterday, Sister Julie and I attended the Associate Covenant ceremony of our friend Holly. The ceremony was held in the Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan. The warm light of the setting sun glowed in the Chapel windows as Holly stepped forward and made her formal commitment to the IHM way of prayer, community, and ministry. It was a beautiful and deeply touching ceremony.

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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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.