Together, the Sisters and Associates bless the community symbol
pin to be worn by the new Associate.
Who are Associates?
We are teachers, business people, farmers, medical professionals,
parish leaders and volunteers, social workers, factory employees,
and many other occupations. And we are Christian women and men over
20, married or single who:
Where are Associates?
Associates live all over Northeastern Wisconsin. We convene
several times a year for prayer and renewal.
Why Become an Associate?
We see our partnership with the Sisters as a way to make a
positive difference as individuals. We're attracted by the Sisters'
lives of simplicity and community. Learn more about how to become an
What do Associates do?
We strive to recognize God in our daily activities. As
Associates, we live our faith life more deeply through
relationships within family, our profession and social
interactions. We apply our faith to decisions such as how we
spend our time and resources and try to maintain an intentional
awareness of the Spirit in our lives. We pray with each other
and with the Sisters as a source of energy, renewal and
The Associate Relationship may be exercised as either an Active
Associate or a Prayer Associate. Incoming Associates make a
commitment to share the spirit, mission, and values of this
Franciscan Community. This is carried out in a variety of
ways -- active ministry with families, with the Sisters in ministry
and various projects, in the civic community, and in volunteer work
in the Church (parish) and broader community.
As Associates embrace physical challenges that limit their
active involvement, they still can continue this special
relationship by transitioning to the Prayer Relationship. In
union with the Sisters and Associates, they pray daily for the
Church, the Community and personal intentions brought to their
awareness, and continue some ministry in a modified manner.
We are part of the North American Conference of Associates and
Religious (NACAR) and the Midwest
3110 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI
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