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.

Sisters of Loretto

Trip Date: May 11, 2017

Catch all the action from our trip to Littleton, Colorado—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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AS198 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Wichita, Kansas

Podcast Recorded: July 20, 2017

AS198 Ask Sister podcast recorded live with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Wichita, Kansas. See the Motherhouse Road Trip page for photos, travel journal, and more! 

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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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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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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.

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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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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