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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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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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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AS196 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Loretto in Littleton, Colorado

Podcast Recorded: May 11, 2017

AS196 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 11, 2017. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Loretto in Littleton, Colorado.

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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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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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AS067 Ask Sister – leveraging nunly shareholder power, obedience and authority, associate commitments, marriage, and more!

Podcast Recorded: April 8, 2011

AS067 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 8, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: leveraging nunly shareholder powers for good, obedience and authority, associate commitments, marriage, and more!

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